Category: People We Serve

An On-Site Production Plant for Our San Carlos Farmers of Hope
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An On-Site Production Plant for Our San Carlos Farmers of Hope

Even though Christmas has just begun, we’ve already received so many presents for our San Carlos Farmers of Hope! This is a group of 60 small farmers from the Indigenous Peoples. They supply the raw materials for our Mingo Meals. The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist of Negros Occidental gave them a mongo thresher and...

Holiday Cheer for Those Affected by Super Typhoon Odette
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Holiday Cheer for Those Affected by Super Typhoon Odette

We wanted to bring some holiday cheer to those affected by Super Typhoon Odette. So when we brought relief goods to Purok Alimango in Camarus Island, Binalbagan on Christmas day, we had something special loaded—a cotton candy machine! First we loaded it on a truck, then a boat, and finally, a tricycle till it reached...

A New Sewing Machine for Genedina
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A New Sewing Machine for Genedina

Thank you very much to the kind donor who made Genedina’s dreams come true! This donor asked us to find a beneficiary in need of a sewing machine to improve her lot in life. Genedina fit the bill. She had been longing for years to have a sewing machine to augment their family’s meager income....

Mingo Meals Work Their Magic in Novaliches
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Mingo Meals Work Their Magic in Novaliches

We work closely with Fr. Aldrin Lopez of the Sacred Parish of Novaliches. Before we kicked off the Mingo Meals Feeding Program for the parish, the children in the photos Fr. Lopez sent to us were very listless. But when the feeding program was implemented, the children in the photos were bright-eyed and smiling. Here...

Hope Grows Anew in a Garden in Helvetia
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Hope Grows Anew in a Garden in Helvetia

Our Talisay Gardeners of Hope enjoyed a successful first harvest. Meanwhile, the sun shines down on another Garden of Hope! 16 kinds of vegetables are in different stages of growth in this garden on the fringes of Helvetia Subdivision, Bacolod City. A generous benefactor allowed us to use the land. On this patch of earth,...

Our Talisay Gardeners Grow Hope
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Our Talisay Gardeners Grow Hope

Our First Garden of Hope As early as 2019, NVC was helping small farming communities work towards food security. We called these farmers our Farmers of Hope. We provided them with new farm tools, seeds and simple training. This helped them improve their internal food supply. Much of their food was grown right in the...

Mingo Works Its Magic on Kids in Caloocan
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Mingo Works Its Magic on Kids in Caloocan

Mingo has worked its magic on these kids! We received a large load of “before and after” photos and a report that most of the 1,500 children on Mingo Meals at the Jesuit Mission Station in Caloocan are much improved. Fr Willy Saman S.J., our energetic ground partner, now classifies them healthy!  

Mingo Buns for Philippine General Hospital
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Mingo Buns for Philippine General Hospital

In 2020, NVC supported hospitals and healthcare workers by providing PPEs. As part of Phase 2 of our fight against the Covid-19 Crisis, we have been feeding hospital frontliners whenever possible. We support partner hospitals in Bacolod and Manila. On August 16 of this year, Philippine General Hospital (PGH) closed its doors to non-Covid-19 patients....

New Kitchen Equipment for a Project Joseph Beneficiary
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New Kitchen Equipment for a Project Joseph Beneficiary

27-year old Shiela Mae Baconggon’s dream finally came true! She had a very simple dream of having her own cooking tools and equipment to sell a wide variety of snack items such as siomai, cheese sticks, fishballs and kikiam. Shiela works hard selling camote cue and banana cue using old tools borrowed from her mother....