Kaina Makua is focused on Kaua‘i’s sustainability

Photo courtesy Kalae Makua Martins Members of Kilohana Canoe Club stop for a photo at the Lihue Airport after returning from competing at the Queen Liliuokalani outrigger canoe race in Kona over the weekend. The club placed first in the female 1-16 division and second in the male 17-18 division. Pictured: Kaysen Apilado, Kaleohano Castaneda, Allan Isoshima, Isaiah Aguiar, Devyn Abregas, Zayden Sarmiento, Kaleikaumaka Makua, Kaelee Turalde, Yasmin Niau-Vegas, Jennee Kanahele, Kekoa Catiggay-Kanahele, Rylin Pasion, Kahiau Makua, Kaina Makua, Charis Castillo, Johnny Lyman-Tremaine and Valerie Saffrey.

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Kaina Makua distributes limu for the finishing ritual to students and staff of Ele’ele School during the blessing of the hale (house) that took 18 months to build.

KOLOA — The catalyst that motivates Kaina Makua to serve the people of Kaua‘i can be summarized in two words: “broken systems.”