Category: People We Serve

The seas and skies give Julito Daa a fresh start
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The seas and skies give Julito Daa a fresh start

Meet Julito Daa, a fisherman from San Jose, Tacloban.   The first time we met Julito, it was difficult to see a smile on his face. He had just lost his wife and 9-month old baby, along with his parents and sister to the fury of Typhoon Yolanda. We saw his first smile when he received a Peter...

November 30, 2014January 7, 2019by
The first Peter Project beneficiary now has a dream
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The first Peter Project beneficiary now has a dream

Before and after:     Hermie, our first Peter Project beneficiary fisherman, beside the house he was living in as of February 2013, when we first me him. At that time, he was earning P50 daily on good days as fisherman’s helper. Life was so bad that Hermie said he had no dreams. Read Hermie’s story here   Today,...

September 17, 2014January 7, 2019by
Mosaics see art student through college
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Mosaics see art student through college

Meet father and daughter team Hazel and Bello. Bello is the master carpenter of NVC’s livelihood projects, the man behind our bestselling folding tables and other beautiful, handcrafted furniture. His daughter, Hazel, is a fine arts student and is one of our artisans.     Bello and his wife, Hermie, were originally hesitant about Hazel’s chosen course because its...

August 9, 2014January 7, 2019by
A bond beyond boats
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A bond beyond boats

Meet Merrily of Suyac Island just off Sagay City, Negros Occidental. Merrily became a fisherwoman after she lost her husband to the sea some years ago. Merrily is one of the earliest beneficiaries of The Peter Project, having received one of the two boats pictured behind her.     During the rainy season when fishing isn’t as...

August 6, 2014January 7, 2019by
Prize catch!
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Prize catch!

Jamil Durana of Palo, Leyte went out to sea early morning today on his Peter Project boat named Carewell 2 from The Carewell Community Foundation. He returned home with a prize catch of crabs and a fish weighing 5 kg! Jamil expects to earn about P1,300 today. This is 5-6 times more than what a fisherman normally...

August 3, 2014January 7, 2019by
An extra good day at sea
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An extra good day at sea

  Meet Sammy Cherreguine of Cogon, Palo, Leyte. He received his Peter Project boat named VERA only on June 19, so he has not been fishing that long.   Today was a great day for Sammy. His catch was abundant, the sizes were good, and he netted more than Php600 from it. This is double or even triple what he...

August 2, 2014January 7, 2019by
Not all our stories are happy
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Not all our stories are happy

When we meet with our beneficiaries, we are frequently greeted with wide smiles, copious thanks, and stories of successes large or small. But on the ground and in the field, there are sad tales to tell, too. NVC President Millie Kilayko first met Maria Luisa at age 2 in March 2014 when we turned over our 1,000th Peter Project...

Look which boat is the defending champion!
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Look which boat is the defending champion!

  Meet Ray Linde and his wife Jinky, who won a boat race with their Peter Project boat in Palo, Leyte last June 7 during the annual fiesta. In the middle of July, Rey signed up to join another boat race among fishermen in Bislig, Tolosa, Leyte. But no one dared race against him because everyone...

Meet Albert of Brgy Bocana, Ilog
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Meet Albert of Brgy Bocana, Ilog

  Meet Albert, a fisherman of Brgy Bocana, Ilog in Negros Occidental. Once a fisherman’s helper, Albert received a boat of his own about a year ago through Peter Project 1. Today, Albert was able to buy a second hand motorcycle from the catch of his boat. Instead of walking 3 km from shore to market, Albert can...

April 30, 2014January 7, 2019by
The baby who survived typhoon Yolanda
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The baby who survived typhoon Yolanda

Meet Hayler Macahali of Brgy Sta. Cruz in Tanauan, Leyte.   When super typhoon Yolanda hit Leyte, Hayler fell from the second floor of the barangay hall where his family had been evacuated, right into the waters. By the grace of God, Hayler floated and survived.   Hayler now enjoys Mingo Meals daily (for 6 months) as complementary...