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Knowledge Sharing, Inputs Acquisition, Training on Entrepreneurship and Skills Acquisition 

The DOLE Kabuhayan (DK) Starter KITS Project is a livelihood formation strategy that is intended to bring about improved socio-economic well-being of workers in the informal economy, in groups/sectors with special concerns, and displaced wage workers (local and overseas) and their families.

The project will provide a livelihood starter KITS consisting of a package of services that will enable the target beneficiaries to start quickly a livelihood undertaking and become self-employed. It aims to engage them in sustainable self-employment through easy-to-learn livelihood undertakings.  

Eligible Beneficiaries

The project targets the poor and long-term unemployed especially those to the following special sectors: out-of-school youths, women, parents of child laborers, Indigenous People (IPs), physically/occupationally disabled, urban poor, elderly persons, landless farmers/fisherfolks, and other workers in the informal economy, and displaced wage (local and overseas) workers, OFW returnees and their dependents, either individually or as groups.


The project has the following major service that the implementers shall provide to help the beneficiaries’ plan, set up, start operating their livelihood undertakings:

  • Short-period training on production skills with entrepreneurship and business management
  • Self-instructional Learning Reference Materials (handbook/workbook) on Production, Entrepreneurship and Business Management Skills
  • Provision of livelihood tools, equipment, material, and inputs
  • Provision of continuing business advisory and consultancy service at the Community Micro-Business Incubation Center (CMBIC)

The beneficiaries will be required to enroll in Social Protection Services like SSS, Philhealth and other alternative social protection schemes as soon as the business cycles allow it.

Priority Projects

The priority projects are livelihood undertaking requiring:

Simple house-to-house service-oriented skills (massage, plumbing, cosmetology, electrical servicing, welding, native snack preparation, car wash, motorcycle repair, cellular repair, appliance repair, upholstery repair etc.) existing skills of beneficiaries acquired through formal training, new skills that can be enhanced/improved through short-period training.

For displaced overseas workers, the Training cum – Production scheme of the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) will be adopted. Thus, group projects requiring common service facility may also be funded.  


For more information, please contact or go to the nearest DOLE Regional Office in your area.  

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