Friday, September 27, 2013

Community Turns Plastic into Livelihood

COLLECTING plastic trash helps unit a community in Mandaue City and provides steady employment and income. Thirty-eight year old Elena Gumandoy said the “plastic to pillow” livelihood project in Brgy. Canduman, Mandaue City helped augment her family’s income. Aside from the sale of their ukay-ukay (used clothing) business, pillows made from shredded plastics give her family extra income to send her three kids to school. Her husband, Benny, who is skilled in sewing, trains women at the Kobe housing to learn the skill. Prior to creating... more »


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