Category: People We Serve

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...

Meet Nenita Luz of Palo, Leyte
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Meet Nenita Luz of Palo, Leyte

Meet Nenita Luz, a fisherwoman of Palo, Leyte.   One early morning, Nenita saved up some of her daily catch to offer to us as her gift of gratitude for the fishing boat she received.   We gently told her that we are transients with no means to cook them. But more than that, we reminded her that we...

March 31, 2014January 7, 2019by
A Leyte fisherman receives NVC’s 1,000th Peter Project boat
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A Leyte fisherman receives NVC’s 1,000th Peter Project boat

Meet Rolando Pamplona, of Palo, Leyte, the recipient of NVC’s 1,000th Peter Project boat. He lost his wife to Typhoon Yolanda, as well as his newborn infant. While he was able to find and bury his wife’s body, his child was never found.   Rolando’s boat, named Comunita’ di Piansano, is a gift from the people of the...

March 31, 2014January 7, 2019by
Meet Lorenzo Puno of Ormoc, Leyte
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Meet Lorenzo Puno of Ormoc, Leyte

Lorenzo is a Peter Project beneficiary.  One side of his boat says danke and the other side says salamat. Danke is “thank you” in German, while salamat means the same in Filipino.   Truly an apt name for Mang Lorenzo’s boat, because he was so profuse in his thanks upon receiving his boat. He had answered so many surveys before...

March 16, 2014January 7, 2019by
Meet Pedro Castor’s family
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Meet Pedro Castor’s family

Pedro Castor and his family live in Brgy 94, San Jose, Tacloban, Leyte.   Since they received their fiberglass banca on Valentine weekend, Pedro’s wife had been religiously accepting laundry jobs until she earned P3,600–the cost of  fishing nets that her husband needed.   Today, while we found Pedro’s son readying the net and other equipment for his father’s trip to sea....