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.
Retail & Ecommerce
Filipino handcrafts, Jewelry, bags & accessories
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.