Wednesday, 10 June 2020 12:50

Rags to funds: A livelihood program

Written by Cherryl Juranes
Rags to funds: A livelihood program Photo by Kris Buntag
The GK Shell Livelihood Program under the Social Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) of the City Housing and Urban Development Department (CHUDD) in Cagayan de Oro came up for another way to help their members to somehow counter the financial crisis especially in this time of pandemic.
 
With their sewing skills, the eight (8) members of the livelihood program make variety of rags and sell them either by piece or in bulk.
 
Among their products are potholders, round rags and door mats/floor rags. Their potholders cost 10php per piece; 1php each for round rags; and the door mats/floor rags are at 100php for every 3 pieces.
 
The group can also produce sewn face masks in bulk and can be customized according to the clients’ preferences. In fact, they have supplied the City Local Government Unit and MORESCO 1 Foundation with their products.
 
The amount the group accumulates will be divided among the members for extra income and help to supplement their families’ daily needs.
 
The members of this livelihood program are among those survivors of typhoon Sendong that hit the city in 2011.
 
(For more information about this initiative, pop over to this page: bit.ly/2MKg2Nl)