HFI received a grant from the United States Embassy Club (USEC) for Pockets of Wellness in Pasay.

HFI was one of three (3) awardees by the United States Embassy Club (USEC) for a small scale grant for the project “Establishment of a Pocket of Wellness in Barangay 157 – Zone 16, Pasay City” or Pockets of Wellness.

HFI Chairman Dr. Jimmy Galvez Tan, Executive Director Rebecca Galvez Tan, Board of Trustee Dr Cora Añonuevo, and Assistant Project Director Julius Estoesta officially received the grant which was awarded by US Ambassador Sung Kim in a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy Charles Parsons Ballroom last 05 May 2017.

The one-year grant aims to establish vertical gardens in the crowded urban area of Pasay City to provide disadvantaged communities with easy and affordable access to healthy and medicinal plants.

Aside from the establishment of vertical gardens, the project will also train the community members by providing them workshops on medicinal plants cultivation and utilization.

USEC is a charitable giving and volunteer organization made up of. U.S. Embassy Manila employees and their family members who are dedicated in improving the lives of women and children in the Philippines.

Photos courtesy of USEC.


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