MARAWI CITY – Before the siege happened, Monira E. Angnie, a senior citizen from Daguduban, this city, used to own a tailoring shop in Padian (town market).
Using the livelihood settlement grant she received from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) thru Sustainable Livelihood Program, Monira continued with this business.
Even if the job orders were not as frequent as before on the onset, she persisted and persevered. Her hard work allowed her to gain more income to be able to sustain her daily needs and survive.
When asked how the grant assisted her, she said,“Marami po talagang naitulong sa amin ang DSWD. Dahil po sa kanila ay nakapagsimula ulit ako ng aking maliit na negosyo at kumikita naman din po kahit papaano. Sana po ay hindi sila magsawang tulungan kaming mga IDPs.”
(Because of DSWD, I was able to start anew with my small business and earn from it. We hope that they will never grow tired helping IDPs like us.)
She expressed her gratefulness for the opportunity to continue her business even after her challenging experience. (DSWD)