DSWD provides capital assistance to Calabanga senior citizens federation

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A federation of senior citizens in the municipality of Calabanga in Camarines Sur is a recipient of a P1 million investment capital assistance from the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

The fund will be earmarked to finance the opening of a drug store in the town poblacion. The livelihood project as a business venture is seen as likely source of income for members of the Senior Citizens Municipal Federation of Calabanga.

As a pet project of the local government unit’s senior citizens it is being funded under the Bottoms-Up Budgeting program.

Director Honorita Bayudan of the Poverty Reduction Program Bureau of the DSWD central office awarded the check to municipal Mayor Eduardo Severo.

As a counterpart, the local government will provide a stall located at the municipal public market located in Barangay San Isidro.

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