Manila Wooden Toys is a start-up social enterprise based in the Philippines that designs and produces artisan-crafted wooden toys that encourage open-ended play and creative expression in children.
The brain-child of mother and Pediatrician, Dr. Faith Anne Alcazaren, together with Filipina entrepreneurs, Kris Pineda and Bea Gomez - Dey, Manila Wooden Toys aims to Inspire, Create and Elevate.
Inspire children to think out of the box - to imagine and create their world, outside of TV and gadgets.
Inspire parents to actively participate and be consciously involved in their children's play and learning environment.
Create learning-centered wooden toys for open-ended play that grow with the child
Encourage children to Create more with their hands and minds
Elevate the level of child's play through toys that are well-designed for learning and creative expression
Elevate the craft of Filipino woodworkers and the dignity of life of their families
Since the launch in October 2017, Manila Wooden Toys has been welcomed in over 200 households in 5 different countries, and has increased overall income of its community by 200%.