Improving the livelihood and living conditions of the people of Kuyaoyao have been the driving force of our organization. We strive to impart useful information and work hand in hand with the community. It is in our interaction with the locals that we hear the story of each individual and one of which we’ve need to learn is Lanie Abano’s story, a housewife struggling with a sickness.
On December 17, 2015, Mrs. Hernenia Abano known as Nana Menyang to the villagers, approached our Chief Operating Officer, Ricardo Reyes, seeking for assistance. She asked for a loan of Php5,000 ($108.69, rate is $1 = Php46) for the hospitalization of her daughter in law, Lanie, who has a lump in her throat. Ricardo immediately notified our Executive Director, Alfonso Galarpe, about the situation and without hesitation, the financial aid was granted to Lanie Abano and she was brought to Bicol Medical Center in Naga City for proper hospitalization. The initial findings of Lanie showed that she has Chronic Hypertrophic Tonsillitis, a chronic enlargement of the tonsils.
Lanie’s story is just one of the many we’re continuously encountering in enhancing the village of Kuyaoyao and we cannot do it alone. We need the support of people who share the same mission and vision with us, proactive individuals who are willing to go above and beyond for it is a compassionate heart and a passion for service that will lead us to realize our goal: ENHANCE A VILLAGE.