Philippine Self-Help Foundation


Suen's PSHF experience

Posted on January 3, 2015 at 11:35 AM Comments comments ()

Dear Richard, and all of the PSHF team,


First of all, happy new year!


It has been a pleasure spending time with you all in the Philippines for the past 3 weeks. I had a wonderful time, an eye-opening experience in fact. Not to mention that I'm very fortunate to have gracious hosts Ireen and Hazel - thank you ladies for taking good care of me during my ...

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A Bittersweet Story

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 4:10 AM Comments comments ()

"I was lucky enough to volunteer with PSHF during my Chinese New Year break at the school I teach at in Shanghai, China. Richard is a childhood friend of my Mum & Uncle and he was gracious enough to allow me to volunteer with his organization.


I volunteered with Marlene, a girl I'd met through a friend while she was visiting Shanghai in November of 2013. She was going to be in the Philippines for about two months and I put her in contact with Richard who graciously invi...

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Meeting Nora

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments ()

I volunteered for a week in Bohol along with a friend, Natasha Arid, who I met in Shanghai prior to coming to the Philippines. I met the Cebu Relief Coordinator, Jo-Ann and a teacher from the Light House Learning Center School in Cebu, Genevive. I was warmly welcomed by the Bohol Relief Coordinator, Ireen, who set up my accommodation in the Bohol office. I was extremely thrilled to be working with all three women, who were dedicated to their life’s work of helping others, truly inspirat...

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Philippine Christmas by Dan Brandsma

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 1:10 AM Comments comments ()

The Christmas season is a special time of year, and for our family having the opportunity to be together again made it especially so. Ruth and I are currently American ex-pats living and working in Tokyo, Japan, with our high school daughter Liz. Our three sons (in their 20’s) are living in the US. As we started our vacation planning we were looking for some place where we could enjoy time together as a family, some place warm and accessible to swimming, and also some...

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Neither here nor there but the Philippines by Yuko

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 8:15 AM Comments comments ()


‘The Philippines? Why?’

I visited the Philippines in March and stayed there for 14 days. When asked why I wanted to visit the Philippines, I didn’t know exactly what to say, except that I wanted to explore. Although even now, I’m still not sure what brought me to the Philippines, but wha...

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Visit to the Philippines July 13th -24th 2007 by Alison Cox

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 3:46 AM Comments comments ()

In July of 2007, I visited the PSHF in their offices in Bacolod, Santa Catalina, Bohol and Cebu. I was connected with the organization through its founder Richard Foster as I attend Tokyo Union Church with him in Japan. I visited some of the projects that the organization supports, conducted some interviews and wrote some proposals. In a ten-day period I expe...

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