In two evacuation centers for refugees from war-torn Marawi in Mindanao, NVC acted as a conduit to provide 6 families with an improved income stream and hope for a brighter future. Under NVC’s Project Joseph project, we identified and vetted 6 motorcycle drivers who had fled their homes in Marawi when violence erupted, and could ferry passengers about town assure their living if only they had their own habal-habal or motorcycle taxi. Sun Life Foundation, our partner, funded 5 motorcycles and 1 tricycle sidecar for the recipients.
Paying Back to Pay Forward
This wasn’t just a simple turnover of a donation to the beneficiary. Each driver has committed to pay forward the blessing received. Two drivers are donating Php 60.00 a day to cover the stipend of two teachers in their village learning center (the construction of which was also funded by Sun Life), while three have committed to pay back half the value of what they received towards the purchase of another unit, which will in turn go to another recipient. These ideas came from the recipients themselves.
Sun Life Foundation is committed to building a brighter world. Thank you for helping to brighten the future of these five families!