River Rehabilitation Programs & Social Enterprises in Las Piñas City

Creating Green Social Enterprises

The Handloom Blanket Weaving Enterprise
Villar SIPAG provided free training for forty women. In three months’ time, seventy-five percent of the trainees dropped out . After another three months of training, each of them could finish as much as three blankets a day. The Las Piñas Handloom Weaving Center was now ready to supply the office of Senator Villar with blankets priced competitively with the China-made mats.

Producing three blankets a day meant that each weaver could earn up to Php4,300.00 (US$98.00)2 a month. The ten women weavers became models for the others in their barangay.

News spread fast and soon women from other barangays requested to be given the opportunity to learn and earn from the craft.
There are currently seventeen looms distributed in five barangays, with a production output of 800 blankets a month or a total of 10,000 blankets a year.

These blankets are sent by the Villar SIPAG to victims of disasters in the various parts of the Philippines.

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