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"Empowering the Haiyan Weavers" is a project of Banwa Cottage Industry which aims to help the woman weavers in Basey Samar who are also survivors of super typhoon Haiyan. The project will help the Haiyan weavers in innovating their products by providing product development training and workshops as well as acquiring production equipment that can accelerate some of the production processes in 'banig' (traditional Filipino bed mats) weaving. The project has also created an e-commerce website where the weavers' products can be marketed to both national and international buyers.

The team of Banwa Cottage Industry personally believes that the great thing about empowering women is that when you empower them, you also empower their families and the community where they belong. And together, we know that we can empower the Haiyan weavers!