Ana is Back into Cooking

Ana is Back into Cooking

Ana, and her husband, Rolly, and their 4 young children live in the impoverished area of San Isidro, Northern Samar. Their life has been marked by constant financial strain. Although Rolly has a regular job in a construction company, still they barely manage to scrape...
A New Source of Hope For Lourdes

A New Source of Hope For Lourdes

Written and Photographs by Fred Deserva, Volunteer Photographer Lourdes was already struggling even before Mayon Volcano erupted. The 33-year-old mother of two wants to give the best for her family, but her husband’s income only comes in season. Lourdes, her husband,...
Emily’s Recipe of Hope

Emily’s Recipe of Hope

In Northern Samar, where income for most people is only enough either for food or bills, mothers like Emily struggle to manage every peso their husbands earn to make ends meet. Cooking is what Emily does best. Yet all she’s waiting for is an opportunity to make...