The greatest treasure for the Filipinos
Abaca, also known as Manila hemp, is a non-wood and environmentally friendly material made for the afforestation projects. It is eco-friendly because it has a short planting time and can be planted in large quantities without using chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Abaca replaces the use of wood and reduces forest consumption and environmental burden.
For Filipinos, Abaca means hope. Many families and lives were saved by the working opportunities provided by the Abaca project. Look at how this woman's life was changed by Abaca: