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Formerly known as the 10K Livelihood Assistance Program, the Livelihood Development Assistance Program (LDAP) has been reformulated in 2014 to cater to undocumented OFWs. The Program was established in 2011 through the Administrative Order No. 77 Series of 2011 which aims to provide grants for livelihood assistance to returning OFWs. From 2011 to 2014, LDAP has reached more than 15,000 beneficiaries and has provided livelihood projects such as sari-sari stores, beauty parlor, rice trading, machine shop, furniture making, among others.
The availees of this program shall be any undocumented OFW who has returned to the Philippines. An undocumented OFW is defined as: those who acquired their passports through fraud or misrepresentation; those who possess expired visa or permits to stay; those who have no travel documents whatsoever; those who have valid but inappropriate visa; or those employment contracts which were not processed by the POEA or subsequently verified and registered on-site by POLO, if required by law or regulation.
Qualified availees shall submit their requirements to their preferred DOLE Regional Office based on the location of their planned business. The beneficiaries will receive a business enterprise start-up kit worth P10,000 which consist of the materials of their proposed business. All availees of the LDAP are required to finish the Small Business Management Training and Financial Awareness Seminar to prepare them in managing a small business enterprise.