Friday, July 19, 2013


The children of Village of Hope were ecstatic to receive brand new school supplies from Pusong Pinoy.  They are now ready to start the school year 2013/2014.  Thank you to all the Pusong Pinoy heroes for making this possible. 

MIKE & JEANETTE PROPP of Village of Hope shared the following message: "Pusong Pinoy provided so many wonderful things for educating the Kids at Village of Hope. Thank you, Pusong Pinoy!"

VILLAGE OF HOPE has been a recipient of Pusong Pinoy since 2010. It is a community of orphaned, abandoned, and abused children in the Philippines. Its model is a little different than other orphanages. It does not put the children up for adoption. 

According to Mike, "VOH is an ‘orphan care in families’. We have seen the harshness of life Filipino street children face. VOH is something new...something bright...something fresh. It's a safe, loving, and happy place. It's a place of HOPE". VOH currently operates four homes on a 20-acre lot in the hills of Talibon, Bohol. Each home is led by a married couple committed to caring for up to 10 children. 

VOH's goal is to recreate a natural family environment. Meals are cooked in the home by the houseparents and children, instead of a central kitchen. Each family has its own budget provided by VOH. They do their own grocery shopping and housechores. There are currently 35 children in the community. Its vision is to have 20 homes and a capacity to care for 200 children in the future.