Marawi Recovery: Livelihood Assistance Program
USPHS implementing partner PDRF hosted the first Marawi Entreprenuers Forum for internally displaced persons from Marawi on July 16, 2018 held at Mindanao State University. The event was made possible through the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Labor and Employment, local government of Marawi City, Department of Social Welfare and Development, USAID-SURGE and donor organizations – Philippine Nurses Association of America and Philippine Humanitarian Coalition and US-Philippines Society individual members.
Weaving Hope in Marawi is another livelihood project undertaken to revive the cultural tradition of weaving “langkit.” The project began in June 2018 followed by an MOU signing on October 19, 2018 in Manila. The first batch of livelihood kits was distributed on November 22-23, 2018 to beneficiaries as part of the initial production of 150 belts. Additional handlooms and materials will be distributed along with consultations with textile expert will be held on December 17-19, 2018.
View the Marawi Livelihood Assistance Report