Ep.20 The song of hope sung by island women
Date : 2020-05-06
Flores Island in Indonesia is known for its beautiful scenery. However, most of the men leave the island to work in large cities or abroad, and it is up to the women to provide for their families. Flores Island women make a living by weaving. But their income remains low because they can only sell their products in small amounts. One Indonesian social enterprise is helping local women end poverty and make a fresh start in life.
“Mother’s craft” that changed women’s lives
Flores Island women face numerous difficulties in earning a stable income. The social enterprise Duanyam is helping them find ways to improve their lives through weaving, known as “the mother’s craft.” The company has created a pleasant working environment for the women and is helping them sell their products through stable marketing channels.
The baskets of hope on social media
Products made by the island women are now available on social media, where consumers can not only order them, but also learn about the lives of the weavers and see how they make their products. Buying woven baskets is more than just shopping. It is also about listening to the stories of those who create them by hand.