AlkanSSSya Program

Article by SDS Admin Published on February 13, 2019

The AlkanSSSya program of the Social Security System (SSS) provides affordable social insurance for the self-employed in the services sector. Through the program, workers in the informal sector are able to save through contributions of only PhP 11/day. The program aims to ensure informal sector workers’ access to affordable social protection.

The AlkanSSSya program corresponds to SDG 1, target 1.1 – by 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day; target 1.2 – by 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women, and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions; and target 1.3 – implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable.

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