A trip to the Philippines in 2014 changed Amy’s life forever. She learned about a group of women that were weaving products out of single serving drink packages to help provide income for their families. When she heard their story & learned that they didn’t have a local market for their products she was compelled to help. SORA Products was established in 2015, giving these talented artisans a market for the beautiful products they create.
By providing a market for their products, these women & those in four other communities are now making a fair wage for their craft. It is giving them enough income to help provide for their children’s basic needs, plus family medical, education, & home improvement income.
There are many more families that need our help. You can make this growth a reality by buying a SORA product or helping us find creative ways of selling SORA Products near you. We can’t end poverty or save the world, but we can save a single family, and for them, that is their entire world. Contact us with suggestions, market leads, or purchase inquiries. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Dess, Ghie, and Amy are active members with SORA Products in and outside the United States. Dess (middle) coordinates quality control and pattern designs for our products. Ghie (right) coordinates financials and leads values education in SORA communities. Amy (left) coordinates operations and marketing efforts in the U.S as well as traveling to the Philippines regularly.
Noralyn does the accounting for the coop. She has three young children and the livihood helps her supplement her husbands meager income to cover basic living expenses too. She would like to pay for her children’s education and then eventually go back to school to be an accountant after her children are older.
Laiba is married with two older children and runs a sari-sari convenience store in her community. She weaves both straw bags and wallets to supplement her income from the store. In her near future, she hopes to save enough money to buy her own home. Laiba is determined and has perfected her craft to the point that she is now training others to weave.