I was born in the Philippines and my parents sent me and my siblings to study in the United States when I was 10 years old. I was raised by my beautiful grandmother Patrocinio De Guzman. I have lived a beautiful life and my passion is to help others.
Through my travels, I saw beauty and hardship. But what magically bind them are the people and the smiles I would see when I am greeted.
My fondness to explore started at a young age. I love to travel and see virgin territories. I immerse myself in learning about the people and their cultures. Twenty years ago, I wanted to give back to the places I visited. I started a Tooth Fairy Drive collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste to donate to school children in the Philippines. Soon after, my family collected used books and sent out boxes to many remote schools to educate and start their small libraries.
Giving is a family affair. I introduced the concept of giving to my children at an early age and they participated in handing out our donations. Serving has made a huge impact in our lives. It is beautiful to experience and see children excited as they flipped pages of these donated books. These children come from poor and distressed communities and reading illustrated and colored books were awesome treats! We are excited and honored that we are able to give children opportunities to have a glimpse of the world beyond their villages.
In between these initiatives, we funded feeding programs that helped hundreds of hungry people. It is true, the more you give, the more you receive! And my family received an abundance of blessings beyond words can describe! I am touched and grateful for the memories of seeing happy people smiling and thanking us for caring. This is priceless and fills my heart. My happiness!
Fast forward to 2022, I'm happy to share that my family and I established The Hizon International Foundation. It continues our passion to enhance peoples life around the world with a special emphasis on kids, single mothers, and the poor and distressed.
I am grateful for your interest in our foundation and we hope you will join us as a contributor in our programs to improve the quality of lives of millions of people.
With love and light,