Monday ∗ 27 Aug 2012

click for project stitch!

Project Stitch puts the Filipino woman worker at the forefront of changing her own impoverished life and gives an entrepreneurial bent to the task of struggle. it will allow for women in poor communities in Manila to engage in sewing cooperatives, that will work toward a sustainable and just livelihood for women.

most important? i trust the women who are behind this project. i would trust them with my life, in fact.

Project Stitch is the only Filipina project in the top 9 finalists of Project Inspire 2012. click and vote so that Project Stitch can actually happen! 

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more on Project Stitch. this information from here:

What can other people do to help disadvantaged women and girls?

They should be vigilant towards the rights of disadvantaged women and girls. It is unfortunate to be disadvantaged, but to be disadvantaged and looked down upon as a woman makes it a perilous situation, which should not be tolerated.

Why do you think entrepreneurship is a great way to empower women?

By engaging women in entrepreneurial activities, we are providing them with one of the essential skills they must have to be truly empowered. Aside from taking care of their families, women in our country are often required to work long hours in harsh conditions just to provide for their family. Through entrepreneurship, they can exercise better control of their time, and still continue to be good providers for their family.

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.” – Arundhati Roy

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