Products of DSWD program beneficiaries at the Trade Expo in Abreeza Mall.

DAVAO City –Showcasing the products of program beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the DSWD Livelihood Unit participated in the recent Mindanao Trade Expo Foundation, Inc. (MTEFI) Bazaar held at Abreeza Mall.

“Opportunities like this link our program participants to a broader market where they can aggressively promote and sell their homemade and handmade products,” said Regional Director Priscilla N. Razon of DSWD.

We aim to highlight the products of our Pantawid Pamilya and Sustainable Livelihood program participants, promote our indigenous products, address the demand for native products, as well as generate employment in the community since most of these products are labor intensive, Director Razon added.

The bazaar is one of the varied citywide events supporting the month-long Visit Davao Fun Sale campaign of the Department of Tourism and Davao City Government.

The bazaar captured the taste and style of local customers, institutional buyers, tourists and visitors by offering distinctly Davao products.

At this early, DSWD beneficiaries are already preparing for the annual Kadayawan Festival in August and numerous Christmas bazaars which will kick off in November.

The DSWD livelihood unit continuously provides its participants capability enhancement sessions such as product development, entrepreneurial seminars, and skills trainings in coordination with private and public partners.

For 2015, the livelihood unit targets 22,190 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries for entrepreneurial engagement and employment with a P200 million budget. DSWD