Gawad Kalinga - Brgy. Pinagsama, Taguig

Business Mirror06-06-2014

Gawad Kalinga (GK) is a nationwide, Catholic-based movement that began in 1995. It  focuses on different areas of development such as child & youth development, community building, disaster response and reconstruction, food sufficiency, and social enterprise. It  seeks to restore the dignity of the poor through a culture of caring and sharing. GK adheres to the Filipino saying "Walang Iwanan," which means leaving no one behind. More than anything, the culture of GK is about inspiring and engaging its workers, partners and volunteers to care for more than just themselves and share the best of their talents, skills, time and resources to help the poor in reaching their fullest potential. To learn more about the organization and its seven-point vision, visit

KMC's Involvement

As a real estate services firm, KMC knows the importance of finding your right space. The company's main mission is to help clients find the right piece of real estate where their business or family can grow. KMC sees Gawad Kalinga's mission to build, create, and nurture communities as closely linked to their own vision.

On December 4 2012, members of the KMC family went to the nearby GK community in Taguig to help improve the existing GK-FILAM Housing project through house painting and cement mixing. The housing units were painted bright shades of peach and green to give off a lighter and more tranquil mood; a bright contrast to the dark slum areas that the homeowners used to live in. KMC also held a party for the GK-SAGIP kids in the afternoon.  Sagip, meaning "to save", is Gawad Kalinga's community-based program for children ages 7 to 13 years old.  It seeks to nurture the newfound hope of GK youth through weekly values formation activities that promote love for God, country, family & fellowmen. KMC employees interacted closely with the SAGIP kids as they played fun games such as musical chairs, three-legged race, and calamansi relay. At the end of the party, KMC gave away Christmas Loot Bags and donated two computer units to be used at the community's Multi-Purpose Hall.