HOW IT ALL STARTED
It all started with a young girl in the Philippines, who lost her father at a young age. Living with extremely humble means, the family worked to grow their own food, slept in a one room shelter and learned to live without the things you and I take for granted.
One day, a gift from God. This young lady was offered the opportunity to go to college and become a teacher. Her decisions set the path for she and her husband to meet on one of his trips to the Philippines. Together, they started a family run business and built their lives back in America.
They both knew that their lives were blessed, but realized how many family and friends back in the Philippines really needed their help. Each month, they sent a little bit of money back home to help with food, shelter and medical help. Looking back, this small contribution provided countless meals, a home and helped save the lives of a few family members.
That is when they knew they had to do more. They decided that by giving other young girls the hope of a future, it would make a huge difference in making the world a better place. Filled With Hope Foundation was born.