Mingo reaches Dinagat Islands

Mingo has arrived at its 32nd province in the Philippines! Identified by the Philippine government as “geographically isolated and disadvantaged,” this cluster of more than a hundred islands can only be reached by ferry boat and is in the Caraga region of Mindanao, just above Surigao del Norte.  The feeding program will cater  to 9[…]

NVC introduces 100% all-natural Batwan Powder

Cooks! Give your dishes a surprising twist of sour from the fruit called BATWAN, and help others with your purchase Batwan (or batuan) is a Filipino fruit and one of the earliest known souring ingredients of Filipino cuisine. Abundant in the islands of Negros and Panay, it’s the secret ingredient in many popular Ilonggo dishes—like[…]

Yaya Merly’s pension helps Marawi

Merly Oboso (above, center) worked with a family in Bacolod for 29 years. The children she cared for, Sam (left) and Philip (right), are now adults. Sam, 24, is a Kumon assistant teacher for preschool and early elementary students while Philip, 27, is a medical doctor. After Yaya Merly saw him receive his diploma and[…]

NVC Artisans of Hope bazaar schedule 2017

This 2017, NVC’s Artisans of Hope products will be available at the following Manila bazaars. We’ll be unveiling beautiful new products and designs, all handmade by our artisans, that we’re very excited to share with you. As always, the artisans who make the products directly benefit from each piece acquired, and all proceeds are funneled[…]

NVC’s fiberglass boats ferry far-flung teens to school

NVC, which makes our own fiberglass Peter Project boats, was tapped by the Banca ng Buhay project to produce 38 fiberglass bancas to bring Filipino students in remote locations to school daily. The 38 boats ferry for free around 300 public school students in six barangays of Catbalogan City, Samar, to and from Antonio G. Tuazon National High[…]

Mingo feeding begins in Cadiz for Equis Zero Hunger program

On June 19, 2017, 200 children in Brgy. Tinampaan, Cadiz, Negros Island were enrolled in the Equis Zero Hunger program, of which NVC is a part.  200 Cadiz children to be fed for a year A hundred infants and toddlers will be given daily Mingo Meals for one year, while another hundred school-age children will be fed with rice[…]

Jars of ube halaya bring in US$390 for Marawi evacuees

We’ve been sharing stories about friends across the Philippines who have been fundraising for NVC’s Mingo for Marawi drive.  In another part of the world, an ortho-physical therapist has been spending her off hours patiently stirring her homemade ube halaya on top of a stove, with the Mingo for Marawi drive in mind as well. Bing Sancho Junio[…]

ADB affirms Mingo’s effectivity in a Philippine project

Almost three years ago, NVC played a supporting role in a project funded by the Asian Development Bank and spearheaded by AGAPP Foundation. NVC implemented a 200-day feeding program using Mingo Meals in 45 preschools around Negros Island and Bicol. It was part of a much larger project designed to enhance access to quality early childhood education[…]

LoveBags: It ain’t over yet!

When we delivered 1,423 LoveBags to our two target indigenous peoples’ villages as classes commenced in June, we thought the drive was over. At least for this school year. But donations continued to come in, and so we set off to identify a new set of kids. Today, we handed over 51 LoveBags with a[…]