ABOUT US


OUR FOUNDER

DAIANNE MORENO-MEMPIN is an Arts Manager & Creative Social Entrepreneur.
After a decade in the corporate world, Daianne realized that she can pursue her passion for the arts while helping other artists transform their crafts into something more sustainable. From 2013-2016, she was part of Arts and Culture Asia, a theatre arts organisation with the aim to eradicate the notion of the starving artist and cultivate thriving artists through sustainable theatre productions and continuing education. We equipped our partner theatre makers by conducting trainings and seminars such as in financial management, acting, and other skills that will not only help them become masters of their crafts, but also provide them with tools that will allow them to continue their passion for theatre while working.
In 2016, She established Kathâ Pilipinas. Her vision was to curate locally made arts and crafts, and it has eventually evolved into finding it's true mission: to create a platform that empowers the artist-entrepreneur and creating a positive social impact in our community by bridging gaps to the less privileged.
Moving on to 2020 up to now, it has evolved into a creative social enterprise that was born out of this mission. Daianne believes that art is not merely self-expression. Art inspires, it sparks conversations, it educates, and it reflects human experience—all of which are integral to creating a community of like-minded individuals sharing the same core values.
Daianne is a curator of Filipino arts & crafts committed to community building.

OUR MISSION

Katha Pilipinas’ goal is to have a positive community impact by providing a platform to artists and artisans to sustain their livelihood and hone their craft, while using these curated and handcrafted works to support our regular food distribution program for the displaced, disadvantaged, and homeless in Metro Manila. For every item purchased here, we match it with one meal pack, from you to our beneficiaries.
Empowering the Filipino artist-entrepreneur and giving back to the disadvantaged through their works.
Let's thrive together!

BENEFICIARIES

For every purchase here at Kathâ, we donate one (1) meal pack to displaced workers and the disadvantaged in Metro Manila during our monthly food distribution. 

 

Proceeds of all crochet items and pet art go to the dogs of the Mandaluyong Animal Shelter- an animal control facility with volunteers who help rehabilitate impounded dogs and find them adopters before they get euthanised.

 

For regular updates on our food distribution program, head to our Intstagram page @kathapilipinas

OUR ARTIST-ENTREPRENEURS