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NEGO –KART: EFFECTIVENESS TO THE
LIVELIHOOD RECIPIENTS

A Research Paper

Presented to the Faculty of the College of Engineering
Saint Vincent’s College
Dipthe “Nego-Kart”. The “Negosyo sa Kariton” (Nego-Kart) project is one of the DOLE’s Priority Projects for 2009-2010 in line with poverty alleviation program of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo which is intended to provide decent livelihood mainly for the benefit of marginal workers in the country’s informal sector, specifically the ambulant workers in major cities of the country. A total of 596 nego-karts for ambulant vendors were initially distributed nationwide during the launching of the project in all regional offices of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Basically, the Nego-Kart project will provide the vendors with services that will enable them to increase, upgrade and diversify their products and services, and market the same to more buyers or customers.

Each vendor-beneficiary is provided with a total of P15,000 in assistance including a vending cart and accessory livelihood tools costing P12,000 ( 1 unit Nego-Kart w/ 3 wheeled bicycle, 1 unit Kerosene Stove, 1 pc Frying Pan, 1 pc Strainer, 1 pc Ladle), along with working capital amounting to P2,500 and training assistance worth P500.

Not only vending carts are provided the beneficiaries of the project, the DOLE also provides the recipients appropriate training in production, entrepreneurship and management skills, and initially pays for their enrolment with the Social Security System, PhilHealth and the necessary local government business permits.

A total of 1,188 nego-karts are expected to be set up before the said project ends. The project is being implemented by the DOLE in partnership with accredited co-partners (ACPs) like the local government units (LGUs) and the private sector. Conceptual Framework

The governments launch this kind of project so that it can help the Filipinos to learn appropriate trainings in production, entrepreneurship and management skills. It also provides them with a sustainable and a good quality of a livelihood that can be helpful to the beneficiaries. It can also affect to beneficiaries annual income by increasing and developing their skills.

The Nego – Kart will cater to ambulant vendors in the City of Dipolog, Municipality of Sindangan, Liloy and Labason of legal age who trade their goods or service without necessary business permits in sidewalks, community market places and other public market.

Dipolog, Sindangan,
Liloy,
&
Labason
Recipients

Increase
Family
Income

Nego – Kart
Project
IVDVOutput

Name, Age, Gender
Annual Family Income
Intervening V

Fig. 1 Schema of the Study / Schematic Diagram of the Study

Statement of the Problem
The main purpose of this study is to know how effective the livelihood project the Nego– Kart to its recipients.
Further, the study will include the beneficiaries of the project from the City of Dipolog and the Municipality of Liloy.
Specifically the study seeks to answer the following questions: 1. What is the profile of the respondents in terms of:
1.1 Age;
1.2 Gender;
1.3 Annual Family Income?
2. What are the benefits brought about by the Nego Kart to the beneficiaries? 3. How effective is the Nego – Kart project?
4. Is there a significant relationship between the benefits of the Nego – Kart project and the profile of the recipient?

Hypothesis
Ho1 There is no significant relationship between the benefits of the Nego – Kart project and the profile of the recipients. Scope and Limitation of the Study
This is a study that aims to know the effectiveness of the Nego – Kart on the recipients livelihood.
This study is limited to the different processes to be used to know the effectiveness of the Nego – Kart on their recipients livelihood here in the City of Dipolog in the Municipality of Sindangan, Liloy and Labason. Significance of...
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