Tuesday, February 26, 2008

TCFOC-COW Fabric Depot

Fabric withdrawal has been set every Tuesday and Thursday in the afternoon. The COW Coordinator is in-charge of the releasing of the fabric. Here are some photos taken last Tuesday, January 29, 2008.


We are a group of small homegrown NGOs from Ormoc City, Philippines. With our partner - TCF Western Australia, we are implementing a Community Sewing Livelihood Project, sewing machines and materials of which come from TCF Western Australia. The machines and sewing materials are distributed in 19 Community Livelihood Centers in 17 barangays (villages) in Ormoc.


The Ormoc City Community Sewing Livelihood Project is managed by a team of NGO officials from 5 different NGOs based in Ormoc City. The team calls themselves the Project Management Team. It is composed of Dr. Gregorio Yrastorza, Sr of the Ormoc City Eductional Foundation, Jean Justimbaste of Pagtinabangay Foundation, Marlyn Valenciano of ECLIPSE, Xerxes Solon of the Leyte Youth Action Network and Nieves Coca of the Ormoc Vendors Multi-purpose Cooperative.

The team is headed by Dr. Yrastorza as its General Manager.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Distribution of the TCFWA goods


Sorting and distribution of sewing machines and sewing materials

The sorting of goods from TCFWA were done by some youth and the women themselves. The women chose the fabric, measured it, recorded and attached a sample on a piece of paper. This phase we were embarrassingly not prepared. Despite the unpreparedness, we completed this phase in record 7 days.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Arrival of goodies from TCFWA

165 sewing machines, boxes of quality fabric, and other sewing materials from the wonderful people of TCF-Western Australia. Thank you to TCF Western Australia, Carol Hanlon, Mel Rom and Rhay Rom. Mabuhay kayo!

That was in November, 2007.