|Weaving Through Tomorrow (The Buhi Handloom Weavers’ Story)|
In 2013, the Buhi OTOP Key Players of BOKPA was among the first to be identified and qualified as SSF beneficiary. Through the cooperation of the Caceres Social Foundation, a church-based organization, the weavers became the happy, grateful and appreciative recipients of 40 handlooms and 6 sewing machines, which they need to produce and earn more.
Since the award, the weavers in Buhi maximized the use of handlooms. Every time DTI visits, all handlooms have work in progress and spindles are always busy spinning. Since it is home-based, all household members are working together to produce “hinabol”. The converters are all busy trading the products in the region, especially in the growth areas, while others are waiting at home for the regular buyers to pick-up their blankets.