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

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

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

Making a Difference through Nutrition

Last December 2011, VFV proudly launched a brand new, purpose-built community centre in Barangay Sto. Nino. Built by volunteers and locals, with the help of GoAbroad Foundation and Causes, this new building was six months in the making, and when finished, was intended to serve as the hub of the local community. The building is