The People’s Organizations from Barangay Koronadal Proper, Polomolok,
South Cotabato look forward for better income with the
recent livelihood support they received from Programme for Local Economic
Development through Enlightened Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE)
implemented by Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA).
After series of community consultation and workshops in line with the guidelines from PLEDGE, the POs’ finally obtained the materials and equipment they need to start up their livelihood activities.
PO engaged in catering services and food processing,
various cooking materials were turned over from PLEDGE.
The program also provided a set of farm equipment were given to the group who chose to increase rice and corn production.
PO engaged in banana processing enterprise received set
of equipment that includes oven, blender, mixers and other pertinent materials.
With the International Labor Organization as the Trust Fund Recipient, PLEDGE is in pilot implementation at Koronadal Proper.
The program is the economic and livelihood component of Mindanao Trust Fund Reconstruction and Development Program (MTFRDP) administered by the World Bank.
It is supported by international donors like the European Union (EU), DFAT Australia (then AusAID), Canadian International Development Agency, New Zealand Aid for International Development, Sweden International Development Agency, United States and the World Bank.
The program aims to contribute to confidence and peace building efforts through local economic development and sustainable livelihood creation in conflict affected areas in
Mindanao. (With report from BDA)