Women weave way to peace – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos


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Women weave way to peace

By Nash Maulana
Inquirer Mindanao
First Posted 23:38:00 04/09/2011

Filed Under: Women, Philippines – Regions, Food, Agriculture

SEVENTY women are actively taking part in rebuilding villages caught in the armed conflict in Maguindanao in 2008 to become fruitful “return areas” that cluster as a peace zone.

Kasidja Felmin, 45, is among dozens of women engaged in rope-making in the villages Pagatin and Sambolawan in Datu Salibo town, and Dapiawan in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town.

She earns P75 weekly from selling coils of rope in villages where vegetables easily grow and fish are freely caught, and she now helps her husband send their children to school.

For raw materials, officials said the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has allocated 6,500 empty sacks to Barangay Madia in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, and 20,000 sacks to Pagatin and Sambolawan in Datu Salibo, and Dapiawan.

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