The Penan Women Project is a project initiated by the Miri Women Weaving Association (MWWA) in Sarawak. Officially registered on 14 March 2016, MWWA was set up to help needy nomadic and semi-nomadic Penans in Limbang and Miri divisions of Sarawak. The association is founded by Shida Mojet with Ann Wong as its current chairperson.
MWWA helps the Penan learn about income generation while tapping into their resources and knowledge about traditional crafts like weaving. Their mission is to help the Penan women get out of poverty by making and selling handwoven products such as affordably priced and contemporary tote bags and laundry baskets.
Their masterpieces are beautiful and practical and you can shop through their website here http://penanwomenproject.org/products/
On Tuesday, MAG speaks to Ann Wong, the Chairperson of the Penan Women Project.