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RSikap Provides 1-Year Livelihood Training to 180 Indigent Individuals from Select Areas in the Phil's  

RSikap Provides 1-Year Livelihood Training to 180 Indigent Individuals from Select Areas in the Phil's  

February 2024 

There is a saying that goes, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Last year, RLove embarked on a nationwide livelihood capacity-building program that sought to empower our poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged partner communities in key cities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao where Robinsons’ assets are located.  

With the goal of improving the socio-economic condition of our communities, RLove, through a partnership with Robinsons Malls and RCR, and International Care Ministries Foundation Inc (ICMFI), launched RSikap, RLove's livelihood assistance program, in Palawan in Luzon; Tacloban, Iloilo, Bacolod and Dumaguete in the Visayas region; and Davao in Mindanao.  

For this endeavor, RSikap partnered with the International Care Ministries Foundation Inc, to implement their “Prevail” program, which extends support to the participant community leaders by providing them with livelihood training and capital start-up to develop the community’s livelihood.  

Under the program, skills-building trainings take place through monthly community meetings for the leaders. These leaders learn savings strategies, small business ideas and other initiatives that are designed to build-on and reinforce improvements. The leaders in turn share these lessons with the members of their savings groups back in their home communities, resulting in sustained connectivity to networks of support, continued engaged learning and ultimately, sustained life-change. 

In a span of a year, RSikap provided livelihood trainings to 180 community leaders from indigent households in Palawan, Tacloban, Iloilo, Bacolod, Dumaguete, and Davao, that covers a curriculum featuring topics like: Bookkeeping, Practical Financial Skills, Microenterprise development, Digitization and Social Protection, among others. Throughout the training, the beneficiaries were made to choose and implement their very own small scale business model to sell their products. Some of the more common products developed by the groups are detergents, handicraft, candles, Kakanin (Filipino delicacies) etc. At the end of the program, 180 microenterprises would have been built by the leaders and their respective communities.  

With the standing setup of each business, being made up of 35 members each, RSikap’s livelihood project may potentially benefit 6,300 individuals who belong to our partner communities in Tacloban, Iloilo, Bacolod, Davao, Palawan, and Dumaguete. 

R Sikap is RLove's livelihood assistance program that provides trainings, equipment & raw materials to support the livelihood of select beneficiaries; affording them opportunities to develop sustainable sources of income. RLove believes that a good livelihood is essential for individuals to afford a decent quality of life.