June 15, 2021 – SPUP officially launched its newly approved project: “Resilient Livelihood Restoration and Recovery Project in Cagayan” supported by the United Nation’s Development Programme (UNDP).  Present during the launching were Sr. Merceditas O. Ang, SPC, (University President and SPUPCDCFI Board Chairperson), Ms. Camille Soriano, (Project Manager, UNDP), Mr. Melvin Angelo Sales Diaz, (Project Coordinator for Cagayan, UNDP), Mrs. Noemi T. Cabaddu, (Project Coordinator and Executive Director of SPUPCDCFI) and SPUP Administrators.

The project is currently being implemented in the municipalities of Amulung, Enrile, Solana and Tuguegarao City in Cagayan, particularly in 17 barangays severely affected by the massive flooding in November 2020. Aimed at supporting the severely affected households to restart their livelihoods, 500 women or Persons with disabilities (PWDs) will be capacitated through skills training, business management, values formation, training on Community Managed Savings and Credit Association (COMSCA) and formation of self-help groups (SHEG).

SPUPCDC hopes that through this project, identified beneficiaries will be able to re-start and or resume their economic activities, hasten recovery from economic loss, and strengthen resilience to the impacts of calamities through new/improved skills and provision of capital assistance. Utilizing the Community-Based Enterprise Development Approach, the target beneficiaries (women and PWD’s) will be involved in all phases of project implementation from needs assessment to the preparation of simple feasibility studies, monitoring, and evaluation.

The St. Paul University Philippines – Community Development Center Foundation, Inc., is a level 2 Accredited Social Welfare and Development Agency by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and a national awardee of the PANATA KO SA BAYAN Awards as Best NGO representing Luzon conferred by the DSWD.