Bilao is one of the 10 barangays in the municipality of Sapian in Capiz. It is the center of commerce in the northern part of Sapian wherein five barangays are situated. Aiming to uplift the local’s way of living, an association was organized consisting of 20 members and was named as Bilao United Farmers Association with native chicken production as their project.
In October 14, 2019, the association received P200,000.00 from DSWD-Sustainable Livelihood Program as seed capital for their project. A month after, the association officially started their operation.
However, a month after, typhoon Ursula ruined the roof of their farmhouse. Aside from that, their livestock were also affected by avian flu. But despite all these trials, the association stood still. Led by their association President, Mr. Woody Delgado the group remained operational and active.
Mr. Delgado ensures that all the members are participating and knowledgeable of their enterprise operations. During its first three months of operations, the association recorded gross sales of P22,730.00. Recently, the group also received their DOLE registration.
Lately, the association has put up a small extension of their farmhouse, located near the road, where it is easily accessible to customers who want to see and purchase their native chicken.
Through constant monitoring and assistance with the partnership of MLGU and employees of DSWD-SLP, the association will continue with its livelihood and soon create an impact within the community.
“Gapasalamat ako kay nakabaton kami bulig halin sa gobyerno. Pagahimuon ko kag pati mga upod ko sa asosasyon ang tanan para masustinir ini nga proyekto (I am thankful that we have received this project from our government. Together with my colleagues in our association, we will do our best to sustain this project),” says Woody Delgado, association president./
credits to SLP Capiz Team