Written by: JANN A. NIELSEN, Ph.D. Last night Dave and I spent several hours together at Cafe Lucia, Tacloban, the Philippines getting to know each other better. We met three weeks ago when I started volunteer teaching here. Dave has been here a while. In fact, he has Volunteer taught here about 2 months a

Build home, Secure lives

We all want decent living conditions. However, for some families this might not be easy to achieve. Labor cost and materials are pricey. Many Filipino families share the same dilemma. On one hand, they need a decent home; on the other hand, food for the family and education for the children are more important. Children

Giving and Sharing Once More

It feels like Christmas was only yesterday. Now it’s the second half of the year and before we know it, Christmas is going to be here soon. It’s the season of giving and sharing once more. Christmas is an important occasion that Filipinos celebrate and enjoy. It’s that time of the year when everyone, rich

Charlie’s Mission

The name Charlie has somewhat become a household name at San Joaquin Nutrition Center, one of the Nutrition Projects of VFV under its Public Health Program. Seeing his name written on the wall of the center, and hearing stories about him, anyone who has not met him yet in person would somehow wonder what kind of person

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