Many hearts were moved when we posted about sisters Donna, Chona, and Cherry, recipients of NVC’s LoveBags. The three siblings live with a single mother, who is half blind and only earns P100 a day as a field hand. Their home is a converted pigsty. Donna, the eldest, helps to support the family by selling candies in school and cooking for the family.
Less than one day since we posted this story on Facebook, donors from all over have pledged to help the family with the following:
- From a donor down under: A food cart with cooking equipment so mother can sell fish balls and barbeque and earn better.
- From two boys aged 7 and 11: Seed money for the food cart business.
- From a donor who texted almost immediately after the Facebook post: Construction materials to add flooring, better roof and walls, as well as cooking and washing area for their home, to be constructed bayanihan style by their family and friends.
- Personal donations from NVC’s Management Committee: Funds to register the children, who don’t have birth certificates. This donation covers fees, transportation, food, and lost wages as she processes these.
Angels abound. And they come in the form of good hearts such as these. Maraming salamat po!