The best medical mission yet! VFV’s 18th Annual Medical Mission on the 20th of April at Julita, Leyte was a success. Months of preparation, coordination and hard work from the VFV team enabled us to provide vital services to patients and constituents from our beneficiary municipality. The goal of the project is to provide free
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Emphasizing the importance of giving communities a ‘hands up’ rather than just a ‘hand out’ is paramount to the success of the community based initiatives that VFV operate and is a mentality that we constantly try to reinforce in each and every single project that we organize.
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I didn’t quite know what to expect jumping out of the jeepney at Bliss for the first time. Walking down the concrete alley, passing through the arch, I was immediately greeted with smiles and introductions. There was so much to take in the first five minutes, I took comfort knowing I had three weeks to soak it all up and see what the Philippines and the medical mission had in store. It turned out three weeks was no where near long enough for me to ‘soak’ it all up.
You probably heard the recent commotion about rising global food prices and thought momentarily about how this would inconvenience your life and your bank balance; but did you ever take into consideration the millions of people in low income and impoverished communities that spend more than 80% of their daily budget on food?