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ABOUT iHelpFriendship

Our international group of volunteers is based in the United States, the Philippines, and Norway. Together we help provide important aid to some of the most needy parts of the Philippines. Through a friendship based on helping, we have grown iHF from an idea into a vital mission. Scroll to view our changemakers.

OUR CHANGEMAKERS

Our international group of volunteers is based in the United States, the Philippines, and Norway. Together we help provide important aid to some of the parts of the Philippines with the most need. Through a friendship based on helping, we have grown iHF from an idea into a vital mission.

Board of Directors 

in Norway

Gunnar Kristiansen, President
Kari Anne Kristiansen
Kristoffer Stene
Carina Stensrud

Lena Kalliainen

in the Philippines
Reymond Pajaron, Mission Coordinator

Gilbert Paul Pasao, Mission Coordinator
Jess Adem

OUR MISSION

iHelpFriendship’s mission is to give humanitarian assistance and empower the people of Bohol and other parts of the Philippines.

By working directly with families and authorities in Bohol, we create project-based missions supported by donations and volunteers to address their greatest and most immediate needs. 

OUR VISION

iHF recognizes that the extent of the need in the Philippines is massive. We work to create a life free of the daily threats to humanity for the children, families, and individuals of the Philippines through our need-based aid. One-third of the population of the Philippines is below the United Nation's poverty level. Our vision is qualitative and quantitative—let's make impactful change together in as many lives as possible.

OUR VALUES

We stand against the pervasive and corrosive corruption in the Philippines. 

We believe that major changes in the Philippines must start with addressing the immediate needs of its people. This can only be accomplished by working alongside the people affected and being present for them. Education is crucially empowering.

We strive to lead, live, create and "be" the Christian values of love, compassion, and care in all we do.

THE PHILIPPINES

The Philippines consists of about 7,000 inhabited islands in Asia, where about 115 million people live. About 35 million are below the UN’s poverty level, and the 10 million poorest are really starving. We are helping some of the poorest.


It is a Catholic country, and most residents of Bohol belong to this church. Crime is widespread, and corruption is rampant. Almost 15% of the adult population works abroad to help their families.

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