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Mandate

To "undertake the promotion, generation and development of livelihood and community-based enterprises primarily in agri-business, including those in the Agrarian Reform Communities that will cater to the low-income bracket." - E.O. 681


Mission & Vision

MISSION - To deliver microcredit and agri-financing services to rural and agrarian reform communities. 

VISION - By 2020, to cover all agrarian reform communities with a sustainable credit assistance and enterprise development interventions.



Culture and Core Values

NLDC at all times shall live out a Culture of Service. In doing so, every employee is committed to serve with:

Commitment (Dedication and loyalty to duty)

Integrity (Adherence to code of ethics)

Team Work (Complement each other towards a common goal)

Excellence (Doing the right things right all the time)

Social (Societal) Responsibility (Awareness to public responsibility)



Our Commitment Against Poverty

The clarion call for every administration has been the elimination of poverty.  The key to combating this chronic social disease lies in the empowerment of the people in the rural communities.  The National Livelihood Development Corporation (NLDC) has been at the forefront of such programs for the past twenty-six years.

The NLDC is taking its responsibility a step beyond by expanding its mission to include educating micro-entrepreneurs - the small farmers and fisherfolk, and members of the relatively new agrarian reform communities in the countryside - on how to wisely use the funds that they have borrowed, on how to save money, and basically on how to succeed in their endeavors.  Even the lifestyles of borrowers are carefully checked, so that the funds are drummed into the consciousness of NLDC's clientelle.  Total support epitomizing the value of steadfastness, is what the agency gives.  "Walang iwanan" as the local parlance goes.



Brief History of the NLDC

The National Livelihood Development Corporation (NLDC), a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) took its roots from Executive Order (EO) No. 715 which established the Kilusang Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran (KKK) on September 29, 1981 as a priority program of the government, and provided for its organizational machinery and funding, i.e. the National Livelihood Support Fund (NLSF).

Over the years, the supervision of the KKK and thereafter the Bagong KKK secretariat including its fund were placed under a number of government entities such as the Ministry of Human Settlements and the Office of the President. On August 6, 1993, thru the Administrative Order No. 75, NLSF’s supervision was placed under the Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) in accordance with Section 37 of RA 6657 (Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law of 1988). Under the supervision of LBP, NLSF has successfully gained stability and growth as it continues to serve its mandate through the provision of micro-finance services in Agrarian Reform Communities.

Organizational reforms and system improvements were instituted at the start of 2006 and on the same year, NLDC launched the SIPAG (Sustainable Income for People in the Agrarian Grassroots) Awards, an annual event that aims to promote and recognize valiant efforts of Partner Micro-finance Conduits and highlight examples where resiliency and hardwork coupled with credit discipline lead to success of the micro-enterprise borrowers.

On November 22, 2007 and February 1, 2008, by virtue of EO 681 and 681-A, respectively, the NLSF was merged with the Livelihood Corporation or LIVECOR, formerly the KKK-Processing Center Authority and was renamed the National Livelihood Development Corporation. 



Functions
As the NLDC is the Administrator and Manager of the National Livelihood Support Fund (Fund), it will maintain its core functions under the directives of R.A. 6657 (Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program) to provide access to credit and support services to agrarian reform beneficiarties (ARBs) in agrarian reform communities (ARCs) and KALAHI zones and other marginalized sectors in the rural areas for their livelihood and income-generating activities. The vision of the Fund is to transform the agriculrural sector, especially in the ARCs, into thriving agri-business communities with every agrariean reform beneficiary and other poor Filipinos enjoying permanent access to a wide range of financial services, delivered by different types of institutions through a variety of convenient mechnisms.

NLDC remains the sole and primary provider of microfinance to ARC and KALAHI Zones as, to this day, the private sector has not shown the willingness to provide microfinance and other support services to the NLDC target beneficiaries because of the risks and capital requirement invovled. The primary objective of the NLDCis to extend rural (especially agricultural) finance in to unserved, scarcely populated aread by improving social perfomance measurement and monitoring, and influencing and advocating the expansion of services of MFIs/Partner Conduits to poor customers in ARCs and KALAHI Zones.

The NLDC is possesor of the real property assets of the LIVECOR. The utilization of these assets for agri-business/processing as forward linkages to microfinance clients in ARCs and the agricultural sector is one of the major functions of the NLDC. the NLDC will develop/adopt programs/projects to support and enhance the initiatives of microfinance entrepreneurs of MFI-Conduits and other partners. It will encourage private sector participation, expecially corporate supply chains, in consolidating ARBs and other small farmers to engage in value-adding activities to comply to the volume and quality demands of new market channels. One such innovative program is "Agrarian Reform Communities Linked to Markets". The initial project launched in April 2008 is the Jollibee Foundation (JF)-Catholic Relief Services (CRS)-NLDC Partnershhip "Bridging Farmers to the Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) Supply Chain.

Since it is not dependent on government appropriations/budgetary support, the NLDC continues to ensure efficiency in the use of resources, productivity, profitability and viability. The systems and control mechanisms are in place to properly safeguard and optimize the resources of the NLDC


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