Tabuk City, Kalinga – The Department of Labor and Employment – Kalinga Field Office (DOLE-KFO), led by KFO Head Avelina Manganip, Ph.D., together with the Field Office staff hosted a short and meaningful awarding and turn-over ceremony of fourteen (14) Nego-Karts or “Negosyo sa Kariton” for ambulant vendors coming from various barangays in Kalinga last February 01, 2022.
The Nego-Karts were provided as livelihood assistance to the parents/guardians of profiled and identified child laborers (PCL) in order alleviate poverty, which has been leading cause of child labor in the country.
Upgrading mobility to trade goods, the beneficiaries are expected to increase their output of sales as they roam in their respective communities and thoroughfares to reach more potential customers. The beneficiaries may also sell their products in their respective residence, or in areas allowed for such.
As a viable, sustainable, and feasible endeavor, each beneficiary is provided with one unit of Nego-Kart and bike, two 2.7 kg gas tanks, cooking ingredients, and cooking materials such as pans, tongs, and cups.
The beneficiaries are reminded to strictly observe all the necessary health and safety protocols to avoid the transmission of communicable diseases such as Covid-19 by using appropriate personal protective equipment.
The projected income shows a modest livelihood for the beneficiaries, and the Nego-Kart serves as a constant reminder of having a driven outlook and determination in life.
In accordance with DOLE Department Order No. 173, series of 2017, the Nego-Kart project is implemented in areas of the country with heavy concentration or large number of ambulant vendors. To know more about Livelihood Projects, contact the nearest DOLE Field Office in your area, or reach us by landline @ (074) 443-5338.
END//Daryll Ponard with initial report from DOLE-KFO
Photos credit: DOLE-KFO