WOMEN CAN. Kalahi-CIDSS women volunteers in Barangay Katipunan, Kapalong, Davao del Norte lead the construction of a P 2,119,839.00-worth 1,300 Linear Meter Drainage Canal through Kalahi-CIDSS NCDDP modality. Kalahi-CIDSS or Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services is one of the core programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that aims to empower communities through enhanced participation in local governance and poverty alleviation projects. The program also promotes the inclusion of women in paid physical labor, planning and decision making for social development issues at the community level. Based on DSWD records, 54% of Kalahi-CIDSS community volunteers in Region XI are women. About 7,000 of these women volunteers have attended capacity building sessions, and 1,848 served as laborers in the construction of community sub-projects. (DSWD)