Disaster Resiliency Program in Aklan, Philippines
Training and demonstration of Fiber Production Process from Leaf to Finish Product
Weaving to Transform, Uplift Livelihood, and Preserve Culture
On 30 June, the US-Philippines Society and Philippine Disaster Resiliency Foundation (PDRF) staff visited members of the Aklan Pina Mantra, an association of mostly women-owned small enterprise producers of the pina fabric in Aklan, Philippines. The project is funded from donations received at the 11 June 2015 Evening Gala and Patis Tesoro fashion show in Washington DC. The project provides pina weavers with new loom equipment, training in natural dye processing, marketing support and participation in trade fairs.
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