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White Scallion Production :New Opportunity for Muslim Women in Lanao. AMDF Philippines. Household Economy : Sources of HH Welfare. NON-GOVT: Food Skills Knowledge Education health. NEW OPPORTUNITY: Additional cash Food Solidarity among women Education Health Assets of women.
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Solidarity among women
Assets of women
Free cost on caregiver and home manager
Farm equipments and materials
Home furniture/facilities and equipment
Payment of debts
OBLIGATORY SOCIAL NETWORKIBG:
Social investment convertible to cash
Maintenance of Home management
COMMUNITY WORK :
Social satisfaction and belongingness of HH members;
More care and maintenance of the farm to be given to men
Change in the household division of labor: women’s workload lessen and increase workload for men
New market opportunity
Areas to Negotiate
BELIEFS and PRACTICES
Advocacy on expanding women’s role from merely reproductive to include productive role, the benefit of this expansion to the family, the history and principles of Islam that support this
ASSETS AND RESOURCES
Agreement of the community on conditions that allow women to travel alone
Documentation of what women own
Practice of social obligation (tabang) to be harnessed for capital build-up for women’s livelihood
New Skills and Knowledge
(Business management, production skills and technology, marketing skills and knowledge)
Social Support System
Beliefs and Cultural Norms
(mobility of women- confined to the house, provision is left to men, women takes care of family)
Interpretation of Islamic Teachings
(women have freedom to work and earn outside the HH)
Being economically independent allows freedom of oppression from your own family. After the death of my husband, I took over managing our farm. Now my siblings cannot belittle me becoz I managed to send my children to school without asking for their aid. My dignity and self-respect is intact.
The difference between men and women having income is that men only cares of profiting from their livelihood while women always think carefully of how their profit contribute to the well-being of the entire household.
It is important to women to look after themselves economically. They cannot depend on men alone. When my husband got sick, I needed to be very resourceful or our children might have died from hunger. I cannot afford to experience that again. Now my husband salutes me for surviving that trial. Islam does not promote idleness of women.