Carefully chosen fabric, cut and sewn to form unique and functional bags; handmade paper beads crafted into necklaces, earrings and bracelets—these are perfect gifts for mothers made by mothers.
Last May 10 and 11, Virlanie’s Craft A Smile offered these bags and eco-jewelries in a pop-up store called Love, Anak (Son/Daughter) at Virlanie headquarters. The pop-up store was manned by our young adults as part of their training and exposure to social entrepreneurship. Staff and volunteers happily grabbed this opportunity to get Craft A Smile products to give to their mothers and special women in their lives for Mother’s Day. In doing so, they also helped the street mothers who made these products.
Craft a Smile by Virlanie is the flagship brand of Virlanie Foundation’s socially-conscious, hand-made products made by community-based mothers supported by our Mobile Unit and iLead ODC-ET Program.
Craft a Smile serves to give our partner mothers and street families an avenue to aspire for additional income and self-sustainability. After proper training and skill transfers, these mothers develop confidence and ownership of their work and are then able to earn extra income for their families from products sold.
The project also aims to raise funds for the iLead ODC-ET and Mobile Unit in the long run.
We thank everyone who patronized our products! We hope your mothers felt your love through our Craft a Smile!
Want to get our products too? Visit our headquarters at 4055 Yague St. Brgy. Singkamas Makati City from 9 AM to 5 PM! For each purchase, you empower a mother to create a better life for herself and her children. You encourage them to support the smiles of their children, and allow them room to break out of the cycle of poverty.