ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao- – The LGU here has established recently an income generating project to support a municipal-based organization and promote its cultural tourism.
According to Lorena Dulnuan of the mayor’s office, the LGU purchased 7 loom machines and 6 warping boards and provided capital for threads for the through a grant of P100,000 from its Community Livelihood Enhancement and Development Program (CLEDP).
The rural loom weaving project is now benefitting 15 members of the Taripnong Dagiti Agab-abel ti Alfonso Lista Associ. (TAALA).
Dulnuan said that women members regularly weave to produce different loom products ranging from tapis, table runners, cell phone pouch, loom strips, lei corsage and bags. The group also plans to come up with other variety of products competitive in the local market that represent the town’s unique art thus promoting the cultural tourism,
“Weaving now has a chance to become an industry in the municipality with the establishment of the loom weaving project at the Livelihood Center at the back of the municipal hall in Poblacion Sta. Maria,” Dulnuan said.(JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)