Stories of Resilience admin
The 30-year history of Habitat for Humanity Philippines
is much like the story of the Filipino — it is a story of resilience.
Resilience is the constant journey of building and rebuilding.
It is remaining strong and growing amidst challenges and adversity.
That’s why on our 30th anniversary, we give you Habitat for Humanity Stories of Resilience — a peek into the lives of these remarkable Filipinos
to see how their story of strength and hope is truly the story of every Filipino.
I am Christian G. Seso, home partner, engineer, and inspirational speaker.
My family’s struggle to live in a 5-square-meter home and my father’s job as a construction worker inspired me to study and work as hard as I can to become a civil engineer.
My parents’ continuous support and advice as well as Habitat for Humanity and other organizations’ generous efforts extremely helped me to become the person that I am today.
Now that I have my small construction firm, I continue to inspire and help other people as my way of giving back to those who still experience the hardship of owning a decent home.
I am Ferdie Cabiling, the Running Pastor, a book author, and a proud Habitat Philippines supporter.
I run and go the distance for those who can’t — for my son who has Sturge-Weber syndrome, for the poor kids who can’t go to school,for those who are going through painful times.
I use my talent for running to show people how to be resilient by believing in God, persevering through pain, and staying focused on the finish line of our own personal races in life.
As a pastor of Victory, we worked towards a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Philippines; seeing that its mission of putting God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope mirrors our church’s desire to honor God in every area of life.
I am Kenneth Cobonpue, a designer, innovator, Filipino and a proud Habitat Philippines supporter.
Together, we have shared our passion for high-quality Filipino made designs. Today, I invite you to share another cause that is close to my heart that will create a better Philippines through safe, decent shelter. This same advocacy will strengthen women and youth to create positive cycles of strength and self-reliance.