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Knowing that our help is making a difference to people’s lives is the greatest thing. So we want you to know that your help is making a difference to the people who receive them.

Here are short testimonies and life stories of the people that has received help from their sponsors through the Rise Above Foundation Cebu. We hope that these stories will inspire you to help more people and make a difference with us.

Together we can make a difference!

The Dreamer

Written by: Christine Baldesco (UP DevComm Intern)   The next big name in hotel management is Enriqueta Alvior. This is what she hopes for. She dreams of owning and managing her own hotel in the future. Enriqueta is just 16 years old yet she is already business minded and wants nothing [...]

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Big Family, Big Dreams

Written by: Christine Baldesco (UP DevComm Intern)   A family of 16 is never easy! Kristine Jane Bacalso is the seventh of 14 siblings. The eldest is just 23 years old and the 14th died when he was only 11 months old. Four of them are already working and from time to time they give […]

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Jane’s Tale of Two Mothers

Written by: Christine Baldesco (UP DevComm Intern) Two is better than one seems to be Jane Montalvo’s life story. After all, she has two mothers who fill her life with so much love. Yes, Jane has two mothers: a biological mother and a stepmother. Jane is living with her father and stepmother [...]

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Heart of a Warrior

Written by Dionne Cabanos (UP DevComm Intern) Heart complications caused 16 year old Kae Tapere to stop studying for a year. According to her, the doctor said her heartbeat was weak due to low level of potassium in her body. This happened in 2013. Kae narrated the incident when she first [...]

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