The barangay (village) called Tugop is an interior community 15 minutes away from the town proper of Tanauan, Leyte by habal-habal (motorcycle). This is a farming community where many of the inhabitants rely on farm products as source of income. Here, Volunteer for the Visayans (VFV) set up a Nutrition Project last June 1st and

Project Focus: Tacloban City Street Kids Centre

There is a street children centre for all boys in Tacloban City. It is called Social Development  Center for Children (SDCC), a social welfare  institution operated by Tacloban City Social  Welfare Development Office.  The boys being  accommodated in the centre are between 5-17  years old.  They are the kids who have been  neglected and abandoned

Improving the wellness of 29 Barangays

Pastrana Rural Health Unit is a government run health clinic staffed by one doctor, Dr. Rolando Sulla, one dentist, Dr. Irma Lerios, and ­­­­11 nurses. Pastrana RHU caters to 29 Barangays in the area with a population total of over 17,000 people. Pastrana RHU is able to provide services due to the support of the

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

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