Salngan Livelihood Multi-Purpose Cooperative situated at the Southern part of Oton, Iloilo is a cooperative known for producing Hablon – a handloom weaved cloth. Hablon has been popularly used as staple product for creating shawls, malongs and even a vital material in sewing gowns made by well – known designers. This has been the primary source of income of most of the members of the cooperative.
The pandemic made a huge impact in their lives, especially to the weavers. Sales of the Hablon started to decrease gradually leaving them with no other source of income and livelihood. Due to the restrictions brought by the quarantine measures that were strictly implemented by the government, the cooperatives’ movement became limited and for some were I accessible. READ MORE