Building the foundation for a brighter future

Situated in Mohon, a Barangay located in the municipality of Tanuan, Carl Dominic and his family’s newly constructed home stands tall and proud just steps away from their previous house. Carl, a Volunteer for the Visayans sponsored child, lives with his Uncle Egardo, his aunt, and their two daughters. The Doyola’s new place is part

At the helm of social change

It takes one hell of a lady to command a ship that sees a crew of ten staff members and over 200 annual international volunteers work across 15 different projects aiding communities in Tacloban City as well as remote rural regions. That woman is Helena Claire A. Canayong, fondly known as Wimwim, Director of Volunteer

In Yolanda’s wake: VFV’s Director reflects

A year on from history’s worst recorded storm, VFV Director of Operations Helena Claire A. Canayong looks back on VFV’s work rehabilitating the communities ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda. The 35-year-old mother of two was forced to take her family and swim to higher ground when Yolanda struck in November last year. “My husband and I