These wheels are spinning a virtuous circle

These wheels are spinning a virtuous circle

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.

At Pag-Asa Village, NVC turned over two tricycles and one sidecar to three families who fled the war in Marawi, Mindanao. All three recipients have committed to paying back half the value of what they received to fund another unit that will also be donated to another beneficiary.
Five brand-new motorcycles ready for turnover, funded by Sun Life Foundation.

 

For this beneficiary who already had a tricycle, Sun Life instead provided a sidecar, which accommodates more passengers.
And true to their word, a month after they received their new form of livelihood through Project Joseph, Albamar, Abul, and Gabriel remitted their first payment.

Sun Life Foundation is committed to building a brighter world. Thank you for helping to brighten the future of these five families!