The Philippines is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of about 7,600 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The Philippines’s location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator, makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world’s greatest biodiversity. An additional 12 million Filipinos live overseas, comprising one of the world’s largest diasporas. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands

  • Capital: Manila
  • Population: 104.9 million
  • Language: Tagalog, English, Cebuano and Ilocano
  • The English word ‘boondocks’ is actually a Filipino loanword: the Tagalog word for ‘mountain’ is ‘bundok.’

Our History in Philippines

In 1978, FH began working in the Philippines to help Vietnamese refugees who were fleeing from the Vietnam War. Since then, FH has focused efforts on long-term development work in indigenous communities with a focus on livelihoods, education, health and resilience against the consequences of climate change.

Current Work

     Current communities:  23  |   Children sponsored: 6,565  

 Church partnerships: 8


The Life-Changing Magic of Rubber Boots

Clean Water Made Possible Through Church Partnership

FH Lends a Hand to a Tenacious Teen

Key Challenges

21.6% of the population lives below the national poverty line | It is the third most disaster-prone country in the world, vulnerable to a variety of natural disasters such as typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and more
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