When I started working for GoAbroad in October of 2011, I got to visit our office in Tacloban City almost immediately. As in the next week.…Read More

raise funds to support relief efforts in Tacloban City.

Read about all the great ways VFV Alumni are helping fundraise!

VFV Alumni Continue to Give Back

Over the past month since Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) we have received an outpouring of generosity and support from individuals and organizations from around the world. We are blown away by the response of so many, and incredibly grateful to receive help during such a difficult time for our entire island. Our communities have been devastated, many…Read More

Children in the Philippines holding on to their relief goods from VFV.

raise funds to support relief efforts in Tacloban City.

Here is another moving blog post from Elsa Thomasma, describing her first visit to Cangumbang after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

An Emotional Visit to Cangumbang - Tacloban, Philippines Travel Blog

  Tacloban, Visayas, Philippines Monday, December 2, 2013 Hello Everyone, Monday was one of the longest days by far, I still can't believe how much was packed in to 24 hours. We awoke at 4 am, scrambling to grab all the boys belongings in the dark. My boss and I went to fetch the car and then stopped at the office to let the boys jump in. Next…Read More

The Philippines is a beautiful jumble of old and new, somehow progressive and ancient at the same time. An old man carries pails of tofu on a rod across his shoulders, people dance till 3 a.m., then run a marathon at 4 a.m. Motorcycle rides carry travelers through endless rice paddies, where a…Read More

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