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The Women’s Multipurpose Co-operative is a job-creation program for women in the Manila area who create woven, crocheted and knitted items, home decor products, recycled newspaper pieces, Christmas decorations made of pine needles, and baskets indigenous to local communities. The organization, representing some 200 artisans working in 20 groups, is affiliated with the Cooperative Development Authority and is a member of the Philippine Exporters Association. The organization helps the women create groups, obtain government help in skills training, buy raw materials, provide access to low interest loans and work toward obtaining title to their land.