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.