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

Nursing friends determined to make a difference

Seven Norwegian undergraduates used their Bachelor of Nursing internship to reach out to disadvantaged communities on the other side of the world by volunteering with VFV. The Høgskolen Betaniens students have spent a month volunteering at underfunded rural health clinics around Leyte. The group also used a Facebook campaign to fundraise 350,000 pesos. A portion

Volunteers give local communities food for thought

Two recently completed VFV feeding programs have boosted the health of 86 children and given local mothers a better understanding of how to keep their families healthy. The supplementary feeding programs which ran in Bliss for six months and Mahayahay for seven months were part of VFV’s groundbreaking Nutrition Project. VFV locates the villages with

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