A team of women navigated rugged rural terrain to bring food and hygiene kits to underprivileged families in the Philippines. A heart of service is at the core of Global Peace Women’s (GPW) mission to empower women as leaders in their homes and communities. With the belief that all people are members of One Family under God, GPW endeavors to uplift families, envisioning a future where every individual thrives in a society rooted in compassion.

In a heartwarming display of unity and compassion, Global Peace Women (GPW) Philippines embarked on a transformative journey to empower families and youth in Barangay Tinucan, Tanay Rizal. Under the leadership of Program Coordinator Ana Marie S. Mira, GPW Philippines Country Coordinator, the Women Empowerment Program orchestrated a remarkable initiative titled “Let the light of Compassion Keep on Shining through Giving and Sharing.” On January 29, 2024, this collaborative effort unfolded, illuminating the lives of thirty less privileged families nestled in the remote corners of Tanay.

Navigating through rugged terrain, crossing three rivers, and overcoming logistical challenges, the team embarked on their mission with unwavering determination. Upon reaching their destination, they engaged in heartfelt discussions with mothers about the significance of proper hygiene as a cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. Amidst smiles and immense gratitude, the families received a ray of hope through bags of groceries containing essential items such as rice, canned goods, noodles, coffee, cookies, and chips. Additionally, hygiene kits and school supplies were distributed, sparking excitement among the young students and instilling a renewed zeal for education.

The project was not merely about material gifts but embodied the essence of GPW’s values, principles, and approach. It exemplified the organization’s commitment to fostering collaborative endeavors that empower families and youth, envisioning a future where every individual thrives in a society rooted in compassion and solidarity.

GPW is a partner of the Global Peace Foundation that supports the advancement of the vision of ‘One Family under God’ by engaging women in societal leadership.

Through practical support and empowering discussions, the project reinforced the belief in the family as the primary institution for nurturing love, virtue, and resilience. By extending a helping hand to those in need, the project also cultivated a culture of service within the community, laying the foundation for sustainable peacebuilding efforts.

Reflecting on the project’s success, Ana Marie S. Mira emphasized the importance of strategic partnerships and expressed gratitude for the unwavering support of their partner organizations.

The original post appears on Global Peace Foundation. Global Peace Foundation is an international non-sectarian, non-partisan, nonprofit organization, which promotes an innovative, values-based approach to peacebuilding, guided by the vision of One Family under God.  GPF engages and organizes a global network of public and private-sector partners who develop community, national, and regional peacebuilding models as the foundation for ethical and cohesive societies. Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon is the founder and chairman of the Global Peace Foundation.