April 7, 2019

Turning Trash Into Gold: Part 3

By: Chona S. Sandoval (excerpt from the book for Social Entrepreneurship “For the people, By the people, published in Manila 2010) Bearing Fruits From a handful of mothers doing embroidery work in 1984, Kamay Krafts now has 95 dedicated weavers and sewers. Membership in the Cooperative has increased to 300, with the dumpsite collectors becoming members as well. The growth in membership included an expansion to other underprivileged communities. From… Read More »Turning Trash Into Gold: Part 3

Turning Trash Into Gold: Part 2

By: Chona S. Sandoval (excerpt from the book for Social Entrepreneurship “For the people, By the people, published in Manila 2010) Moving Forward as a Cooperative The second turning point came in 2002 with the shift from embroidery to production of bags made from recycled materials.  One of the mission teams of the Servants invited Pizaña to New Zealand.   In one of their meetings, she was brought to a museum… Read More »Turning Trash Into Gold: Part 2