Since end of 2015, we have started to support "Maybank Women Eco Weavers" program, an empowerment program directed to women beginner weavers by using natural dyes. Coming with full support from the Maybank Foundation, this program aims to promote and increase the existence of traditional weaves to global level audience by maintaining a sustainable pattern, creating economic independence, and inclusive finance for the women weavers.
This Maybank Woman Eco Weavers (MWEW) initiative by Maybank Indonesia and Maybank Foundation, in partnership with the Association for Women Assistance in Micro Business (ASPPUK), is focused on providing training in weaving, weaving pattern creation and natural dyes production, as well as marketing and financial literacy. This program will be on-going until the end of 2018, training 400 weavers in 4 districts namely Sawahlunto, Tanah Datar, Central Lombok, and East Lombok.
Participant of MWEW program in Tanah Datar, West Sumatera
"Since I joined the Maybank Women Eco Weavers (MWEW) program, my skills have improved and enriched by a variety of knowledge on practicing good weaving techniques and natural coloring methods. This weaving skill has helped in increasing my family's limited income."
Participant of MWEW program in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara
"I sincerely hope I can improve my weaving skills in the future, both in quality and quantity wise, so I will be able to increase my weaving sales. I am beyond happy to be part of the eco-design training a few days ago, as I gained more knowledge in weaving technique, creating new patterns, and using natural dyes."