Fair Trade Org Lauds Duterte admin's pro-people program; calls for inclusion of livelihood development in resilience-building
In Quezon City - The Community Crafts Association of the Philippines, Inc. (CCAP) through its Executive Director, Voltaire P. Alferez, lauds the Duterte administration's pro-people program of government particularly in ensuring that all communities are resilient to disasters and the impacts of climate change.
"Pres. Duterte's pronouncement in his State of the Nations Address (SONA) last Monday to prioritize pro-people programs particularly in ensuring that communities are resilient to the impacts of disasters and climate change in the country bodes well for the many communities who live through the very environment where they are located," said Mr. Alferez. "It gives us hope in CCAP's mission to ensure that these communities have alternative sources of income through community-based livelihood initiatives." he added.
For more than four (4) decades, Community Crafts Association of the Philippines, Inc. (CCAP) and its subsidiary CCAP Fairtrade for Development, Inc. (CCAP Fairtrade) have assisted marginalized handicraft producers through product design and development and exporting their handicraft producers through product design and development and exporting their handicrafts to Fair Trade buyers abroad. Quiet recently, it opened its domestic line under the brand name, Likhang Atin by CCAP Fairtrade.
I was able to see their crafts which are being exported to different countries. Prices are lower compared to mall price and the quality is just the same.
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