WeavingDreams “Dreaming without an action is a WISH but Dreaming with an action is what we call DECISION!”
Success stories … Dreamweavers of Lake Sebu - a T’boli cooperative giving livlihood projects for T’boli women in Lake Sebu. Lamlifew Weaving Center - a livelihood project became a tourist attraction involving B’laan women.
Challenges for Weave-making industry… Diminishing number of or ageing skilled weavers, Market development Enterprise management Product development Technology Gender equality issues on multiple role of women Lack of credit for the weaving industry.
DESCRIPTION OF VENTURE A business venture that is owned and managed by its members. A cooperative involve in the production and in the marketing of the products hand-made by its members. The cooperative will diversify into the production and trading of agricultural products
VisionWe envision an interconnected system of worker-ownedcooperatives that fosters fairness and abundance to the membersand local communities, harmoniously functions with localstakeholders, supports just, safe and democratic workerenvironments, and provides the basis for a joyful and prosperouscommunity for all.MissionTo alleviate B’laan women and their families from poverty bycreating a livelihood opportunity through turning the traditionalendeavor of weaving into a self-sustaining enterprise.ValuesA cooperative is an autonomous association of persons unitedvoluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and culturalneeds and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.
No. Risk Rating Contributing Factors Mitigating Factors 1 Low sales turn-out D New product line, Extensive marketing customers lack strategy 2 Very few skilled workers C information. interest on Diminishing Conduct trainings. tradition 3 Lack of transport to take materials to B Poor road condition, rates Contract out hauling. production area; not yet standardize 4 Lack of transport to take finish C Poor road condition, rates Contract out hauling. products to the market; not yet standardize 5 Insufficient self-management skills; D Low educational Conduct seminars and attainment trainings. Hire professional 6 Lack of operational infrastructure; D Not enough capital individual to manage. Lease buildings.
Estimated CostMajor Items Year 1 Year 2 Year 3Organization Registration 30,000Building Lease 36,000Land Purchase 80,000Building Construction 420,000Salaries 312,000 327,600 343,980Advertising 24,490 25,715 27,000Utilities 15,000 15,750 16,538Office Supllies 6,000 6,300 6,615Furniture & Equipment 15,000 15,750 16,538Estimated Total Cost PHP 438,490 PHP 471,115 PHP 830,670