The road to achieving sustainable growth may be difficult. But once embarked on a vehicle full with reliable partners, everything will fall at the right place and at the right time.
That is why the implementation of SM Foundation’s Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) in Davao City runs smoothly even amidst pandemic with the help of different partners including government agencies.
One of the partners is the Department of Social Work and Development (DSWD), which committed to attain the vision — to help uplift farmers and spur sustainable development.
On July 8, the DSWD XI opened the agricultural supplies store for Sitio Bonggan Talandang Farmers Association, a group comprised with 25 members who are graduates of KSK Program of SM Foundation.
The store is appropriated from the department’s sustainable livelihood program that amounts to P375,000.
“Today is a celebration of convergence. Nagpapasalamat po talaga kami sa DSWD para sa walang hanggang supporta sa SM Foundation. Noon pa man, partner na talaga tayo sa community projects and outreach,” shares Cristie Angeles, Assistant Vice President for Outreach Programs of SM Foundation, Inc.
“Ang tindahan ng mga farmers ay isang halimbawa na kung gustong baguhin ang antas ng pamumuhay, may paraan. We hope that they will strive hard and have enough courage and faith to keep on going even when tides are down,” adds Angeles. /SM PR