KALAHI-CIDSS SOLAR DRYER. The newly constructed Kalahi-CIDSS Solar Dryer with Storage Facility in Barangay Bagumbayan, Lupon Davao Oriental was inaugurated January 10. For the construction, DSWD granted Php 1,146,106.00 while the municipality provided a Local Counterpart Contribution (LCC) of Php 251,540. The project turnover was led by Mayor Erlinda D. Lim, Barangay Captain Generoso M. Rañesis, and members of Municipal Inter-Agency Committee (MIAC).

Kalahi-CIDSS or Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services is a Community-Driven Development (CDD) program of the Philippine Government aiming to empower people through sustainable development, enhanced participation in local governance, and management of poverty alleviation projects. (DSWD/ Photos by Varnell M. Dagansan)