Category: Artisans of Hope

WiT Singapore 2018 raises US$50,000 for NVC beneficiaries
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WiT Singapore 2018 raises US$50,000 for NVC beneficiaries

On October 17, 2018, in a swish bar overlooking Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, a record-setting amount was raised by travel industry insiders for a location so remote, none of them have seen it up close and personal. The industry’s best leaders donated their talent and time, and prizes were also contributed by Singapore Airlines, Cempedak Island,...

October 18, 2018November 28, 2018by
Meet the Artisan: Edgar
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Meet the Artisan: Edgar

Edgar was practically just an appendage in his in law’s home, where he and his wife used the adjoining little sari-sari store as bedroom by night and living room by day. Because he now earns a good living in our  Artisans of Hope livelihood workshop, Edgar has newfound dignity, bringing home a substantial contribution to...

September 3, 2018September 7, 2018by
Artisans of Hope 2018 Product Catalogue
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Artisans of Hope 2018 Product Catalogue

The Artisans of Hope product catalogue for 2018 is now ready! Flip through the pages below and see the beautiful things our artisans have produced. Learn more about Artisans of Hope

August 28, 2018September 7, 2018by
Meet the Artisan: Jon Jon
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Meet the Artisan: Jon Jon

Jon Jon is a senior high School student. In 2018, he joined our Artisans of Hope livelihood workshop in search of a summer job. From his first pay doing mosaic art, he was able to buy footwear for his whole family. Over the entire summer, he saved enough to fund his school expenses—including his uniform...

August 23, 2018September 7, 2018by
Artist Charlie Co visits the Artisans of Hope workshop
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Artist Charlie Co visits the Artisans of Hope workshop

Did some of his magic rub off? When this 48″x48″ Nespresso, tile, and eggshell mosaic was being created by NVC’s artisans, the revered Negrense artist Charlie Co visited our Artisans of Hope livelihood workshop and observed their work. Forgive us if we’re only imagining it, but we think we heard someone say yesterday that the...

July 14, 2018September 7, 2018by
Used Nespresso coffee capsules become fine art at the hands of NVC artisans
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Used Nespresso coffee capsules become fine art at the hands of NVC artisans

In the artisan workshop of NVC Foundation, there’s no such thing as waste. These fine art pieces were created using discarded Nespresso coffee capsules, eggshells from local bakeries, and broken tiles. The beautiful scenes depicted in NVC’s Nespresso art celebrate Filipino culture and the importance of nutrition. There’s a breastfeeding mother in every piece. Can...

July 7, 2018September 7, 2018by
Meet Diego, NVC Ambassador
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Meet Diego, NVC Ambassador

Juan Diego Barrientos is an awesome teen whom we’re proud to call an NVC Ambassador. Last summer, he spent a portion of his vacation doing volunteer work with NVC, painting Peter Project boats, visiting a Mingo feeding site, and helping out at the Mingo manufacturing plant. He climbed mountains to reach our farmers who provide...

NVC artisans upcycle Nespresso coffee capsules into Christmas ornaments
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NVC artisans upcycle Nespresso coffee capsules into Christmas ornaments

Look what’s been brewing in NVC’s artisan workshop… Our artisans have been transforming discarded Nespresso single-serve coffee capsules into beautiful Christmas ornaments. They’ll be ready to decorate your Christmas 2018 trees! Each ornament is truly trash turned into treasure. These objects will be kept and valued, so the resource-intensive process of recycling ends with your purchase. Donate...

Artisans of Hope 2017 bazaar sales to feed 127 kids for 6 months
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Artisans of Hope 2017 bazaar sales to feed 127 kids for 6 months

Every year, NVC joins prestigious holiday bazaars in Manila to market its handmade Artisans of Hope mosaics and crocheted items. The craftspeople who make the products directly benefit from each sale, and all proceeds are funneled back to our Mingo Meals nutrition program for undernourished children in the Philippines. In 2017, we joined the MaArte Fair...

November 24, 2017July 8, 2018by
NVC Artisans of Hope bazaar schedule 2017
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NVC Artisans of Hope bazaar schedule 2017

This 2017, NVC’s Artisans of Hope products will be available at the following Manila bazaars. We’ll be unveiling beautiful new products and designs, all handmade by our artisans, that we’re very excited to share with you. As always, the artisans who make the products directly benefit from each piece acquired, and all proceeds are funneled...