Category: People We Serve

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
Yolanda survivors pay it forward for Nepal
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Yolanda survivors pay it forward for Nepal

On April 29, 2015, Rolando Pamplona and his fellow fishermen came back from a day of fishing in the waters off Palo, Leyte. Rolando brought in his catch using his banca, a native Philippine boat, named Comunita ‘di Piansano for the Italian town that donated the vessel via NVC’s Peter Project. A day’s work earns...

Project Joseph seamstresses receive order for 216 bags
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Project Joseph seamstresses receive order for 216 bags

The Project Joseph recipients of sewing machines in Brgy. Gargato, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental, received a purchase order worth over Php 4,000 from Vicmik Enterprises for 216 cloth bags. It is hoped that this will be the first of a continuing line of orders. Vicmik Enterprises is a Bacolod-based garments company that manufactures children’s clothing. It...

April 28, 2015January 7, 2019by
Ricky’s three kilos of fish
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Ricky’s three kilos of fish

Meet Ricky Pasacao of Palo, Leyte, a Peter Project beneficiary. He’s grinning from ear to because he just caught 3 kilos of fish from his boat, Carewell 1, donated by the Carewell Community, a cancer resource and wellness community. The selling price of fish is P300 per kilo, but Ricky plans to dry some of his...

April 13, 2015January 7, 2019by
Peter Project fishermen turned entrepreneurs
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Peter Project fishermen turned entrepreneurs

Fishermen-entrepreneurs: this is what a group of Peter Project beneficiaries in Palo, Leyte has become. On the shoreline near where they park their boats, these enterprising beneficiaries have constructed 7 sheds that they rent for P300 a day to beach goers. They also operate a store as well, with a karaoke machine available for a fee of course. After they...

April 10, 2015January 7, 2019by
The Sorbitos look forward to receiving their boat
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The Sorbitos look forward to receiving their boat

Meet Jerry and Edita Sorbito of Calubian, Northern Leyte, in the place they call home. The makeshift structure is so fragile that it has to be tied to mangrove trees to ensure it doesn’t drift away.   Their eldest daughter, Marinel, is 15 years old but only in Grade 3. Poverty prevents her and three...

February 3, 2015January 7, 2019by
The Calvadores family’s donated trike helps others escape a disaster
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The Calvadores family’s donated trike helps others escape a disaster

  Meet the Calvadores family of Garawon, Eastern Samar, who lost five family members to Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.   On the same month a year later, father of the family Edwin received a tricycle from British American Tobacco. This lets him to go back to his original livelihood of delivering bread for a bakery in the town...

December 15, 2014January 7, 2019by