On November 20, 2016, ten months after we inaugurated the VIDES Livelihood and Development Center for Women and Their Families (LDCWF) and broke ground for the construction of the VIDES Bakery, we held the blessing of the completed facility.
The Center, which stands on a 107 square meter lot area, seeks to provide a venue for women empowerment, especially in the field of economic independence and sustainability. The two-storey building houses a bakery, a sewing room, and a small office which will cater to microcredit and other livelihood projects.
The LDCWF shall provide livelihood opportunities for the former informal settlers from Barangay 143 in Pasay City who were relocated to Trece Martires in Cavite. The more than 1,500 households have been bereft with viable sources of income due to the remoteness of the relocation site and the unavailability of job opportunities in the community.