Day 6: Waiting for News

Below is the first part of Noah Peden’s Story (Our Founder’s Son). When Typhoon Yolanda struck Tacloban City, he was safe and sound in the United States, but by no means does that mean he was unaffected. My name is Noah and my father, Troy, stepmother, and four little siblings all live in Tacloban City, Philippines, the hardest hit city…

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Day 5: Life Before The Storm

In August 2013, Brandon Knopp was a video intern at’s office in the Philippines. During his internship, he spent a few weekends joining our director Elsa in Cangumbang, a rural village where Elsa helped construct a Community Evacuation Center for our partner in the Philippines. The center was completed in the end of August, just in time for Typhoon Yolanda.

To learn more about our Typhoon Haiyan Relief efforts, visit our Typhoon Recovery page.

Day 3: Before Typhoon Haiyan

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A selection of photos from Tacloban, Palo, and some places in between, before Typhoon Yolanda. Most photos were taken in 2013 prior to November 8th. Those pictures are sponsored children of our partner, staff members, and other locals. As the Anniversary approaches, we encourage you to Subscribe to our Newsletter, so you can receive our Special Typhoon Anniversary Edition. To…

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30 Days of Typhoon Yolanda

November 8th, 2014 marks the 1 year Anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, known locally in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda. Referred to as the strongest storm in recorded history, and rightly so, Yolanda took almost 10,000 lives in the Visayas region of the Philippines, though many will never be recorded because they will sadly never be found. Over 1000 individuals remain…

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International Day of Rural Women – October 15th, 2014

In honor of the United Nations, International Day of Rural Women, we’d like to take some time to share the stories of two women whom we have encountered in our work. These women have particularly inspired us through their dedication to their families, their communities, and their futures. Carrie is 28 years old and currently lives in a rural village in…

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An Unwavering Determination to Pursue and Support Education

The importance of intervening and providing sustainable support through education and social welfare services for individuals during early childhood continues to be a mentality that is rightfully supported by numerous non-profits across the world. Since 2005, the GoAbroad Foundation has helped direct critical funding to support more than two hundred children living in disadvantaged circumstances in the Philippines. For the…

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Introducing the New GoAbroad Foundation

Filipino girl smiling

Our Story of Revival   In November 2013, the need to expand the GoAbroad Foundation’s reach from the United States across the world was brought to the forefront, in a way that no one could have predicted. On November 8th, 2013, our partner in the Philippines as well as the office of our “father” company ( were confronted with the biggest storm in…

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