The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office X, through its Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD), has turned over a project under Project LAWA at BINHI to the Local Government Units (LGUs) of Matungao and Pantar, Lanao del Norte.

The event also included signing commitments by partner beneficiaries for the sustainability of the project and payout activities.

Project LAWA at BINHI, which stands for Local Adaptation to Water Access and Breaking Insufficiency through Nutritious Harvest for the Impoverish, aims to enhance local resilience through the construction and rehabilitation of Small Farm Reservoirs with Aquaculture and Communal Gardening.

This initiative provides immediate benefits through cash-for-work and training programs and establishes long-term solutions to mitigate the impact of water scarcity and food insufficiency on vulnerable communities.

Representatives from DSWD Field Office X and local officials from Matungao and Pantar graced the turnover ceremony.

A total of 197 partner beneficiaries from Matungao and 329 from Pantar were present, symbolizing the widespread support and commitment from the communities toward sustainable development and disaster resilience.

“We are delighted to see the completion of Project LAWA at BINHI and its positive impact on our communities,” said Racma A. Dimatimbang, a DSWD Field Office X representative.

“This project provides infrastructure and empowers local residents with skills and resources to thrive amidst challenges.”

As the LGUs of Matungao and Pantar manage these newly established resources, expectations are high for continued collaboration among stakeholders to ensure the long-term success of Project LAWA at BINHI.

The project serves as a model for integrated community development and disaster risk reduction, highlighting the importance of proactive measures in addressing the needs of vulnerable populations.

DSWD Field Office X remains committed to supporting similar initiatives that promote sustainable livelihoods and enhance communities’ resilience to natural disasters.

Such efforts aim to create lasting impacts and foster inclusive growth across the region through partnerships with local governments and stakeholders.