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Rope Hope Story

News - 03 Mar 2017

 

ROPE hope is spreading the intriguing story of reclaimed rope weavers around poor shipping areas in Lapu Lapu, Philippines.

Overpopulation in and around the harbor

More than a quarter of the Filipino population lives in poverty. Cebu City is home to the largest port in the Philippines for many this is an attractive source of income. Unfortunately, overpopulation in and around the harbor creates the ideal environment for pollution, poverty and crime.

40 years in the recycling business

The story began when Mrs. Diosdada, a lovely and passionate entrepreneur, decided to make a livelihood out of recycling ropes from nearby shipping areas. After 40 years in the recycling business, Mrs. Diosdada now has children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a community that is benefiting from all her efforts.

A livelihood out of recycling ropes

Old ship ropes are reused to create new weavings. Those materials are commonly sold to fishermen and farmers, the ropes are meshed into fishnets or used for assorted household farming equipment.

Search for new techniques and possibilities.

ROPE hope aims to support communities who decided to make a livelihood out of recycling ropes. ROPE hope promotes the reclaimed rope materials by placing those in a new context. Working close with the communities gives the opportunity to search for new techniques and possibilities.

more info: https://livable.world/en/projects/rope-hope

See the ROPE HOPE RUG here

 

Watch the movie:

Rope Hope Movie