Are you a poor, vulnerable and marginalized worker in the informal and formal economies? If yes, you can apply to receive assistance for capacity-building on livelihood.

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What is DILP or Kabuhayan Program?

DILP or Kabuhayan Program is the DOLE’s contribution to the government’s agenda of inclusive growth through massive job generation and substantial poverty reduction. It seeks to reduce the vulnerability to risks of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized workers by providing them access to a grant assistance for capacity building on livelihood ventures either for individual or group undertakings.

Who are the eligible beneficiaries of the Kabuhayan Program?
Marginalized Fisherfolks
Women and Youth
Parents or Guardians of Child Laborers
Indigenous People
Elderly Workers
Rebel Returnees
Displaced Workers
Working Persons with Disability
Low/Minimum Wage Earners and Seasonal Workers
What are the components of the Kabuhayan Program?
Kabuhayan Formation

Enables eligible beneficiaries to start individual or group undertakings

Kabuhayan Enhancement

Enables existing livelihood projects to grow into viable and sustainable businesses

Kabuhayan Restoration

Enables re-establishment of lost or damaged livelihoods due to disasters or calamities

What are the categories of livelihood projects?
Individual Projects

The beneficiaries can avail of the Starter Kit or Negosyo sa Kariton (Nego-Kart), up to a maximum financial assistance of Php 20,000.00 depending on the project requirement.

Group Projects

An organization managing a group project should have a Project Management Team and profit sharing scheme, which should be both stipulated in the business plan/proposal, and in the MOA

Beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the government employees, including those at the local government units, are not eligible to avail of the program.

How to avail assistance under the Kabuhayan Program?
  1. Application Letter

  2. Project Proposal

  3. Beneficiary Profile with Picture

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