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Nathalie Ann Llorente-Lim

2024 Fellow

Founder and CEO, LIKHA


Banker-turned-social-entrepreneur, Nathalie Llorente-Lim is the founder and CEO of LIKHA, a lifestyle brand that creates joyful connectedness, offering a diverse line of thoughtfully handcrafted home decor and fashion accessories. LIKHA’s mission is to empower Filipino artisan communities to overcome poverty by reimagining time-honored local craft for the global market.

By providing market access, generating economic opportunities, and ultimately getting artisans out of poverty, LIKHA works towards three main SDG goals: 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, 1 No Poverty, and 10 Reduced Inequality. LIKHA also contributes to Goals 12 Responsible Consumption and Production and 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, using sustainable materials in production and preserving local culture and tradition.

To date, LIKHA has worked with 400+ artisans across 20 communities in the Philippines, touching the lives of 2000 individuals. 63% of these artisans are women from rural areas. On average, their artisans earn 41% higher than comparable livelihoods in the region. 82% of LIKHA’s raw materials are natural, while 91% are locally sourced. LIKHA currently works with 700+ retailers across the US including Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Home Goods, and has been featured on media such as Martha Stewart, The Today Show, and Oprah Magazine. LIKHA is Nest certified and Fair Trade and People + Planet First verified.

Born and raised in the Philippines, Nathalie holds an M.Sc. in International Development from the University of Birmingham in the UK. She is a Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and a MassChallenge alumna, a SOCAP entrepreneur, and a Tory Burch Fellow.