LIMAY, BATAAN: Through soap and detergent making, a family can save money from buying commercially available household products for hygiene and sanitation, and simultaneously gives the family an extra source of income or an occupation while addressing their everyday expenses.The products can be easily made at home given that they have the necessary chemicals and equipments, and wearing a proper garb of apron, face mask, and rubber gloves.Parents from underprivileged families specifically chosen to attend soap-detergent making training were scouted thru Limay’s district coordinator for Alternative Learning System (ALS) by selecting the families whose children show brightness in school. Initiative and perseverance in work is important in building up a livelihood.Spearheading the livelihood project is the Limay Livelihood Development Association (LLDA). The association comprises schoolteachers, farmers, parents of schoolchildren, and parents from underprivileged families. Backed by ALSTOM Philippines Inc., the corporation supports every project of the association until San Miguel Energy Corporation’s (SMEC) acquisition of the 620-megawatt power plant in Alangan, Limay last year. ALSTOM, internationally, is a world leader in transport infrastructure, power generation and transmission, and is present in around 100 countries.
By: Grail C. Ebon, | DepEd Limay