Ka Honua Momona International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, based on the island of Moloka'i. Our mission is to be a model of sustainability mauka a makai (from the mountains to the sea). Our primary long-term goals are to:
We explain our Theory of Change by describing a kūpuna (wise elder) sewing a Hawaiian throw net. He begins with the piko (the center) and slowly, but steadily, connects maka (eyes) of the aho (rope) until he has made enough rows of connections to form an entire net. Similarly, we believe that participants of our programs go through an iterative process, by experiencing each of our five core principles as many times as is necessary to gain the wisdom of our kūpuna: 1) Hoewe: Cultural Rootedness; 2) Kahu Ho‘ilina: Environmental Stewardship; 3) Kaʻi Like: Intergenerational Exchange; 4) Ka ’Imi ’Ike: Lifelong Learning; and 5) Mahuaola: Health and Wellbeing.
Whether it’s how we do our programming at Ka Honua Momona, how we approach our theory of change, or how we care for our team and community, our overarching philosophy = “Aloha is our Final Destination.” Check out our website and Facebook page for more information, and e-mail us to get involved!
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