Ormoc City (PNA) – Around 21,300 individuals of 4,260 families from the city’s two remote villages, including Albuera, Matag-ob, and Kananga towns in Leyte, have availed of the cash-for-work funded by the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Act Alliance.
The chosen workers in this city’s Lao and Labrador villages cleaned the drainage and irrigation canals, the locale being surrounded with rice farmlands.
The LWR coordinated with the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) in choosing areas that were considered flood-prone.
John Nduna, Act Alliance general secretary from Geneva visited Ormoc this week with two other foreign dignitaries “to meet the recipients, see the community and visit the members.”
During the visit, he consulted their partners, non-government organization Philippine Partnership for Human Resource Development in Rural Areas (PHILDHRRA) in Lao and Rural Development of Institute (RDI) Leyte in Labrador in the program implementation.
There are 150 and 70 beneficiaries in Lao and Labrador, respectively who did the cleaning of a village irrigation that overflowed with floodwaters during typhoons.
All workers are covered with accident insurance and provided with safety gadgets.
Women are encouraged to participate and a minding center for their toddlers is provided, said Carmen Baugbog, the project implementor.
They were paid P260/day for 10 days.