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Starting off their life together with Mingo Meals
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Starting off their life together with Mingo Meals

Tradition calls for the bride and groom to gift their wedding sponsors with a keepsake, but Chicco and Ada are not doing this on their wedding day, December 8, 2018. Instead, for every godparent, they have enrolled one child in NVC Foundation’s Mingo Meals nutrition program. This unconventional choice will fill 22 hungry little stomachs...

Special art by an extraordinary teen featured in NVC gift cards
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Special art by an extraordinary teen featured in NVC gift cards

 Meet Enzo, a 15-year-old painter whose bold, colorful work has appeared in various exhibits in Manila. His parents, Dean and Chu Calleja, have generously allowed NVC to reproduce four of his paintings in gift cards, sales of which will fund Mingo Meals for malnourished children all over the Philippines. Enzo is a teen living with...

November 26, 2018November 26, 2018by
Meet Gary, our happy pill
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Meet Gary, our happy pill

Gary is our happy pill. Gary is a Peter Project fisherman from Punta Taytay, Negros Occidental. After he received his motorized fishing boat two years ago, it has been constant change around him. Just a few months after his boat was turned over, Gary began to add a half concrete extension to his rather dilapidated...

November 25, 2018November 27, 2018by
How did turnips transform into LoveBags?
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How did turnips transform into LoveBags?

FAIRY TALE: Cinderella’s pumpkin turned into a coach.  TRUE STORY: Turnips turned into 114  LoveBag backpacks filled with school supplies, and 114 pairs of LoveFits slippers. This is the magic that 80 sixth grade students managed to perform in the village of Richterswil, Switzerlan. For the annual Räbechilbi festival, when the village center turns into a...

November 20, 2018November 26, 2018by
NVC works with Philippine Eagle Foundation to feed indigenous T’boli children
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NVC works with Philippine Eagle Foundation to feed indigenous T’boli children

Mingo Meals for 43 children of the indgenous Filipino T’boli tribe are now on their way to this little barangay of just about a thousand people. Called Batian, it is the T’Boli term for junction of the big river. Here the tribe plays an important role: they host the nesting territory of the critically endangered...

November 10, 2018November 26, 2018by
Meet Walter, a Mingo hero
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Meet Walter, a Mingo hero

Meet Walter Ramos, a Mingo hero. Literally through land, sea and air, Walter has been bringing Mingo Meals and toys to undernourished children in Bunuangin Elementary School in Port Barton, Palawan for two years now. Manila-based, he uses personal and friends’ resources to help his cause, starting with 69 children, of which 29 were malnourished,...

October 31, 2018November 26, 2018by
Ambassadors’ spouses build 2 classrooms for indigenous Filipino children
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Ambassadors’ spouses build 2 classrooms for indigenous Filipino children

Just a few months after the Spouses of Heads of Mission (SHOM) of the Diplomatic Corps in the Philippines turned over their donation to NVC, two new classrooms have risen in the village of Maliwanag on the slopes Mt Kitanglad, Bukidnon, in Southern Philippines funded by SHOM. This is on top of a 6-month feeding program...

October 22, 2018November 26, 2018by
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
Elvin’s Field of Dreams
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Elvin’s Field of Dreams

Elvin and April Rose Marabe had many dreams for themselves and their little family. They made sacrifices for these, such as being away from each other as Elvin sought greener pastures in the Manila while April Rose stayed home in Negros. But with happy tears welling in their eyes, under the shade of half finished...

September 5, 2018September 7, 2018by