success story

Higaonon Weavers

Household income and overall well-being have improved for many of the Higaonon women weavers who are part of the Sunflower Enterprise of Bukidnon, Philippines. Links to fair traders, fair pricing, value addition skills and quality improvement allowed the women to increase the price of their abaca-based enterprises to cover their production costs and have a profit. The Sunflower Enterprise is one of the CBNEs supported by NTFP-EP in the Philippines that has been strengthened through a series of training and technical assistance that is now included in the EXCEED training module.