When you first meet Lina you immediately get pulled in by her energy, she is the most remarkable spirit. For the past 22 years, Lina has made it her mission to connect women living in remote villages along the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea by training them to become independent and highly-skilled Bilum weavers. In a small motorboat, she travels up and down the Sepik, it’s an arduous four-day journey under the hot sun. At each village, she meets groups of women at the river’s bank to help sell their weavings and this has proved an invaluable life source.
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WE ARE GUIDED BY WOMEN, FOR WOMEN
Meet TAMA JACKSON
Much like the joyful colour palettes she chooses, Tama has the most wonderful spirit and energy. She lives near Goroka with her 14-year-old son, and from the income she makes through Bilum Tama is able to send him to school and provide essentials for her family.
“We recently learned that an order for 100 Bilum enabled a community of 50 women to send their children to school and support their families for a year.”
– Maggie Kera, an AMONG EQUALS brand ambassador connecting us to weavers in Port Moresby
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