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.
Sustainable Livelihood Program
The SLP is a capability-building program of the DSWD that provides access to opportunities that increase the productivity of the livelihood assets of the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized communities, in order to improve their socioeconomic well-being.