Construction begins at Hijas de Esther

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In April, Construction began on Hijas de Esther, the girls’ school. This new structure, funded by the JDVSF, will provide more space for group lessons and gatherings. Workers have laid …

Breaking new ground for the Hijas

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On April 2, 2017, construction started on the new school building at Hijas de Esther at San Martin de Porres. This new structure, funded by the JDVSF, will enable the …

Endah’s Experience at St. Martin de Porres

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In January, Endah volunteered at St. Martin de Porres. She was introduced through U! Happy Events (http://uhappyevents.com/) a volunteer organization providing support and education to marginalized children in the Philippines. …

Board visit to Centro Salvador

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JDVSF founder Lizelle Salvador and Board member Ellen Goodridge visited San Martin de Porres, Hijas de Esther and Centro Salvador from October 19-20, 2016. In a previous post, Ellen covered …

Reflections & Photos from Recent Board Visit

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JDVSF founder Lizelle Salvador and Board member Ellen Goodridge visited San Martin de Porres, Hijas de Esther and Centro Salvador from October 19-20, 2016. Ellen Goodridge, though involved with the …

A report from St. Martin de Porres

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Angela Freytag, a teacher at a primary school in Switzerland, spent two months at St Martin de Porres with around 30 girls aged 5 to 18 years. Here is her …

Swiss Chapter holds holiday fundraiser

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JDVSF’s Swiss chapter raised CHF 1,000 for St. Martin de Porres during its annual sale of the Brioche Mini Santa Claus. According to Swiss tradition, Santa Claus delivers this sweet …

Swiss chapter leaders gets local coverage

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Local Swiss publications cover Ms. Esther Banziger’s work with JDVSF, St. Martin de Porres and Centro Salvador. Hoffnung für 130 Waisenkinder Täglich eine Mahlzeit für 650 Kinder Täglich eine Mahlzeit …

Newsletter from Father Boyet, Fall 2015

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Father Boyet’s periodic newsletter shares the latest happenings from St. Martin de Porres in Bulacan as well as from Centro Salvador in Tondo. St Martin de Porres 2015 Newsletter

Girls’ Village ready for May inauguration

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The Girls’ Village is nearly completed, just in time for the inauguration celebration on May 9, 2015. The construction team worked weekends to get the two cottages ready, making final …

St. Martin de Porres Awarded Best NGO

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St. Martin de Porres was awarded Best NGO for the second year in a row by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Region 3. The award acknowledges SMDP’s …