The Embassy of Switzerland in the Philippines has officially launched its ‘Angels for Angels’ initiative in the country.
The project, set in motion on November 16, aims to support communities of women by selling intricately handcrafted ‘Christmas Angels’ made of sustainable materials.
The decorations are made by women of different backgrounds, affiliations, and organizations who are part of the marginalized population. Participants of the project include those from the Quezon City Jail Female Dormitory.
According to Swiss Ambassador Alain Gaschen, their initiative has expanded to involve more communities, noting they’re now supporting a total of 7 disadvantaged women communities.
“Previously, we only worked with one organization to make a Christmas angel made from sustainable materials such as upcycled Nespresso capsules, but for this year, we are now working with and supporting seven (7) different communities who are each producing their own angels made from different sources”, Gaschen said.
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