Category: People We Serve

Noelito’s catch of the day
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Noelito’s catch of the day

We chanced upon Noelito, a Peter Project fisherman and it was a happy reunion because he had just caught a mix of fish that would bring him at least Php 1,590 for the day. Each time we meet one like him, we always remember to whisper a prayer for blessings and graces upon the 4,947...

Update from the Village of Glab
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Update from the Village of Glab

Sometime last year, we read the story of a boy who died of malnutrition in a village called Glab in the far reaches of Zamboanga del Sur in Mindanao. We set out to search for the area, difficult and challenging though it was, because we knew that if there was news of one malnourished child,...

Jovan’s Easter catch
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Jovan’s Easter catch

NVC’s Peter Project, aimed at helping fisherfolk, was named after St. Peter the Apostle, himself a fisherman. A popular Easter story is about Peter, who decides to fish after Jesus’ death and is joined by the other disciples. They come up with nothing until the resurrected Jesus appears, and the resulting catch is so great...

Rodolfo’s new day
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Rodolfo’s new day

We’ve done it 4,943 times already, and the story is often the same: a simple dream of simply being able to fish. But knowing that just one Peter Project boat can make a dream come true still continues to warm our hearts. Rodolfo dreamed of a boat and found a secondhand one to purchase on...

With his pedicab earnings, John buys himself a motorcycle
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With his pedicab earnings, John buys himself a motorcycle

NVC’s Project Joseph was envisioned to provide skilled persons with a single tool or piece of equipment that they need to jumpstart them into a better future for their families. That’s how John Rell Flores began to earn better when he received his pedicab in August 2017 through the project. But John did something better....

December 13, 2018July 8, 2019by
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

Previously unable to find regular work, Edgar and his wife live with his in-laws, using 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 is able to make a contribution to the family income. Thanks...

September 3, 2018November 23, 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, 2018November 23, 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...