Arts & Crafts
Karaw Craftventures provides opportunities of change and creativity for female prisoners in Naga City Jail. Starting out as a college project, Karaw Craftventures saw the lack of reformation activities for prisoners. Apart from this, there are projects in the jail that give livelihood to these prisoners but the middlemen would often gain most of their profit. Karaw Craftventures stepped in to change this system into dignified labor and even training these female prisoners to become artisans creating craft products like dolls and keychains.
Also advocating for zero waste and sustainable efforts, Karaw Craftventures also use environment-friendly means to make their crafts. One of the their more popular projects titled “RAGPET” uses recycled materials to create unique dolls each with their own personalized touch and story. The prisoners are then able to have a creative and productive outlet that deeply uplifts them. Advocating for true hope in prisons and the pressing environmental issues, Karaw Craftventures uses art and social development to achieve true social good.
Trading Post Butuan
Trading Post Butuan is a social enterprise that provides female prisoners from Butuan City Jail that opportunity to create beautiful products for a curated boutique in one of Butuan’s luxury hotels. These products are a combination of the best products from the Caraga region that also gain popularity among locals and Filipinos around the country. These products can be shipped nationwide and empowers local businesses in Butuan City.