Category: People We Serve

Thank You, SHOM for the Latest Gift of LoveBags
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Thank You, SHOM for the Latest Gift of LoveBags

In 2020, a record number of families were starving as thousands of breadwinners lost their source of income. As a result, NVC choose to focus on the urgent need of feeding those who were hungry. Because of that and because many schools were shut down, we put our LoveBags project on hold. However, we are...

Balsam Brands for Banualay
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Balsam Brands for Banualay

After rats consumed their crops, the people of Sitio Banualay had very little to eat. They had a few bunches of bananas, some coconuts, and the fish they could catch in the river. Our team recently visited this small village tucked away in the mountains of Kapalong, Davao del Norte. They delivered the first batch...

Bake It Forward!
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Bake It Forward!

We’re glad we get to help make the world a better place, one baker at a time! Paying It Forward NVC was recently featured in a newspaper article about paying it forward—responding to a person’s kindness to oneself by showing kindness to another person who then does something nice for someone else, setting off a...

A Family Reunited
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A Family Reunited

It’s never easy for a mother to leave her children but Jelyn had to make that painful decision. After the children’s father abandoned the family, Jelyn could not afford to feed her children. So she decided to find some work. Unfortunately, the only job she could find was as a stay-in domestic helper in another...

Mingo van serves as Santa’s sleigh for Rene Boy
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Mingo van serves as Santa’s sleigh for Rene Boy

Our little van took a quite a long trip down south today as Santa’s sleigh. This was a mission that couldnt wait. We just had to make sure that the stroller for Rene Boy, a severely underweight three-year-old born without legs, could get to him before Christmas. We met Rene Boy last week when we...

December 24, 2019February 6, 2020by
Artisan Jayson is now a registered criminologist!
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Artisan Jayson is now a registered criminologist!

NVC’s Aritsans of Hope workshop was closed on January 18, 2020. Everyone headed off to a picnic celebration because Jayson, one of our artisans, is now a registered criminologist. Jayson has been crafting mosaic pieces in the workshop while shuttling to and from school. It was hard to do both, but this helped him through school...

Nice to see you again, ReyJohn
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Nice to see you again, ReyJohn

One year ago, ReyJohn was a hungry, unsmiling boy who couldn’t stop eating Mingo Meals (four in one sitting as you can see). We’re back in ReyJohn’s village of Glab in Zamboanga del Sur with a fresh supply Mingo Meals. We don’t know if it’s to us he gave his biggest grin, or if it...

July 27, 2019November 4, 2019by
Artisans of Hope launches the Hanapbuhay series
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Artisans of Hope launches the Hanapbuhay series

In its new art series that uses a mix of Nespresso capsules, ceramic tiles, scrap fabric and acrylic paint, NVC’s artisans tell the story of industrious men and women who use their skills to earn a living for their families. The fabric was donated by Sepia Designs, which specializes in women’s clothing in Bacolod. The...

October 21, 2019November 4, 2019by