Category: People We Serve

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, 2018January 7, 2019by
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, 2018January 12, 2019by
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, 2018January 7, 2019by
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, 2018January 7, 2019by
Lilang Ala sews school uniforms
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Lilang Ala sews school uniforms

We received happy news that Lilang Ala, a widow with 8 children and an evacuee from Marawi City, has been busy churning out school uniforms using the sewing machine she received through a Project Joseph donor from another part of the world. She is among those to whom we turned over sewing machines during our...

Meet Domingo Divinagracia, a grower for NVC
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Meet Domingo Divinagracia, a grower for NVC

Domingo Divinagracia is a 32-year old farmer who tills his father’s 2-hectare farm, purchased from savings as an overseas worker. The municipality of Hinigaran, where Domingo lives, also allows him to work on a 4-hectare site in exchange for taking care of the area where garbage is segregated and young trees have been planted. Story...

Gary’s fishing boat builds him a house
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Gary’s fishing boat builds him a house

What a difference a boat makes! From the birth of their first to third sons, Gary and Rhodora lived in a shack that you see under the tree on the right hand side of the photo. In early 2018, the couple received a motorized fishing boat through NVC’s Peter Project. What Gary now earns from his...

April 15, 2018January 7, 2019by
Tricycle recipients become donors for Marawi
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Tricycle recipients become donors for Marawi

The arithmetic of love is 8+1=1,000 8 In 2014, NVC Foundation’s Project Joseph endorsed tricycles to eight men in Hinigaran, Negros Island to help them support their families. +1 Two years later, these eight men paid forward. From their collective savings, they bought a tricycle and gave it another person in their community so that another family could have...

Carl gets complete school supplies for schoolyear 2017
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Carl gets complete school supplies for schoolyear 2017

Meet the boy who launched a thousand (and more) pencils. 7,115 to be exact. Carl Gonzales’ photo stabbed our hearts late last year: the sight of a little boy who had to make do with a tiny pencil stub because his parents could only afford to buy one to break up to share among Carl and his...

Meet Joven, a Mingo Meals success story
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Meet Joven, a Mingo Meals success story

In September 2015, Joven Ngalo–a severely underweight toddler from Brgy Felis, Malita, Davao Occidental–was enrolled in our Mingo Meals nutrition program sponsored by San Miguel Foundation. At the start of the 6-month nutrition program, Joven was covered with rashes, common among malnourished children. He had very dry skin and hardly any hair. His eyes were...

August 31, 2016January 7, 2019by