Category: People We Serve

Sharing a Harvest of Love and Hope
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Sharing a Harvest of Love and Hope

The Farmers of Hope community in Barangay Idangon, San Isidro, Davao del Norte was established in 2020. The community thanked us profusely for the assistance we gave them but in all honesty, we should be thanking them. Their hard work has set off a beautiful ripple effect. These farmers have been growing some of the...

More Love for Banualay
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More Love for Banualay

Rats had eaten most of the crops of the Ata Manobo tribe of Sitio Banualay in Kapalong Davao del Norte. Thankfully, some bananas had survived the rodent infestation but bananas were not enough. So children climbed up coconut trees to fetch coconuts. And luckily, the river nearby yielded some fish. Things went on that way...

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...

The Story of Ezekiel’s Family
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The Story of Ezekiel’s Family

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...

September 17, 2021October 5, 2021by
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...

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