At most Christian centers, the blocks are used to teach sewing. At the Dorcas Development Center (see picture) the women work together to make products for sale. The cooperative first borrowed a machine, and the women earned enough money from their projects to buy two machines of their own. In the mornings, the women sew for the cooperative, earning a few cents per piece. Those few cents often make a difference in whether their children can
go to school or not. In the afternoons, the women are free to use the machines to sew for their families.
Quilt blocks and remnants up to one yard in length can be received into the Philippines duty fee. What is simply a scrap in the United States, can help a woman provide for her family.