a little goes a long way

A Mingo meal only costs Php 4.00 (US$ .09) and comes with bottled water. It is healthy and nutritious as one pack is a serving of rice, mung beans, and Moringa.

A Mingo meal only costs Php 4.00 (US$ .09) and comes with bottled water. It is healthy and nutritious as one pack is a serving of rice, mung beans, and Moringa.

I saw this on my FB newsfeed as calls for help flood my timeline to do something and aid in the calamity relief that wrecked the Visayas due to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). I came upon this photo and a very affordable way to help out if you can.

So I did a background check on the NVC Foundation and found out two of my aunts are part of the executive board of this foundation that has been running for some time and getting the Mingo meals out to disaster-struck areas. What’s great about the Mingo meal is that it is easily prepared by just adding water at room temperature (it doesn’t have to be hot) and the meal pack itself is made of rice, malunggay (Moringa), and monggo (Mung beans); so it is high in protein and vitamins.

The NVC Foundation brings the Mingo meal pack to the disaster area themselves, they have an operation going to get it to the people who need it, and it only costs four Philippine pesos a pack (Php 4.00 or US$ .09). So four hundred Philippine pesos can feed one hundred people already for one meal. That’s not a bad deal, I must say. We can reach a lot of people this way.

And if you are not in the Philippines or cannot leave your office or Manila to help donate, you can donate online by visiting their website (link to NVC Foundation here) and donate through Paypal, Mastercard, Visa, or American Express as found on the upper right hand corner of the webpage.

a news clipping from the Visayan Daily Star (a newspaper in the Visayas) showing how much meal packs they have distributed already

a news clipping from the Visayan Daily Star (a newspaper in the Visayas) showing how much meal packs they have distributed already

Whatever help you can do would be so appreciated. People have described the devastation to the point of saying that “entire towns and cities were wiped out of the map” and looking at photos of the destruction, you can see that it’s not an exaggeration. It isn’t mere hyperbole.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

For more information, please check out the Negrense Volunteer Foundation’s website.

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