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.

Sense of Dignity & Self Worth

The weaving project has injected optimism into their lives. Families now get together to weave bags and baskets. Earning an income has given the Penan woman a sense of dignity and self-worth. She is slowly becoming independent and is learning that she too has a voice and an important role to play in the Penan community.

Besides the weaving project, MWWA also helps with medical and maternity care such as paying medical bills, providing milk, food and clothes for Penan mothers and babies.

MWWA also welcomes assistance to help the Penans as some of the Penan villages are isolated. They are located in the middle of the jungle and are devoid of basic necessities like clean water supply, electricity, health and sanitation services, roads, schools and proper transportation.

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Penan Women Project

Ann WongContact Person
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+6013-825 8218Phone Number
Miri Women Weaving Association c/o 6902 Grace Hill, off Bakam Road, 98000 Miri, SarawakAddress
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