Kinamot nga Buhat

About the organization

Kinamot nga Buhat is a social enterprise from Tacloban that makes handcrafted jewelry. They are known for making the Haiyan Unity Bracelet, an unisex woven bracelet created by survivors of the Haiyan (Yolanda) Typhoon, that hit this region of the Philippines.

"Kinamot nga Buhat" is from the Waray-Waray language and means "handmade". This is the language of the Waray ethnic group. Warays are known to love body ornaments like tattoos & jewelry.

The social enterprise was founded by Danika Christyn C. Astilla-Magoncia (the head jewelry designer) and Niña Bañez-Cerdiña.

Business Category

Retail & Ecommerce

Business Sub-Category

Filipino handcrafts, Jewelry, bags & accessories

Year Founded

2013

What makes it a social enterprise?

The main goal of this social enterprise is to provide a fair and regular income to marginalized women in Tacloban City. Those workers are also survivors of the Haiyan Typhoon and the income generated from the sale of those bracelets helped them to rebuild their lives and make a living following this natural disaster.

What is its social cause?
Employment development & skills training
Who does it impact?
Disaster affected groups, Women
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