Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Victoria Court, Rath Team Up for Peter Project

Victoria Court teams up with the Rath Foundation to help the victims of Su-
pertyphoon Yolanda in Palo.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” That's the tagline of Victoria Court's Peter Project.

The hotel, together with the Rath Foundation, recently donated 10 fiberglass-motorized boats to the fishermen from Palo, Leyte, who lost their livelihood because of the Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) that destroyed provinces in the Philippines last November 2013.

Named after St. Peter the Apostle, a fisherman before he was called to be a "fisher of men", the Peter Project helps give fishing boats to families that are in dire need of a livelihood to survive.

Victoria and Rath carefully handpicked the beneficiaries, and they properly guided them about handling their boats, running their business, and maintaining their livelihood even after the boats are turned over. Victoria and Rath also send the donors monthly reports of the performance of the beneficiaries. The project not only builds boats but also teaches the fishermen to survive and live.

Aside from the livelihood the program brings, the Peter Project of the NVC Foundation, Victoria Court's public service arm, also gives environment conservation training for fishermen, daily Mingo meals to the beneficiaries for six months (visit http://www.nvcfoundation-ph.org/projects/nutrition-program for more information about Mingo), and more bonding activities to continually build the relationship with the fishermen beneficiaries to ensure that the boat is truly serving its purpose of sustaining his livelihood.

For more information about the Peter Project and how you can help visit their website at http://www.nvcfoundation-ph.org/projects/the-peter-project.

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