My skin is crawling! (“Nangingilabot ako!”)

My skin is crawling! (“Nangingilabot ako!”)

We’ve gone ahead and introduced our next project, vermicomposting to some of the women in our communities. After the initial horror, excitement took over and we have orders. Help us make this project a reality!

Hellos and Goodbye (June Update)

Hellos and Goodbye (June Update)

We’re experiencing mixed emotions this June. We’re lucky enough to have two smart, highly skilled new interns, but sadly have to say goodbye to one of our nurses.

May the Rains Come in May

May the Rains Come in May

Greetings from sweltering Palawan!! This has been a long hard summer and we have begun to hope for rain and a little cooling in earnest, gazing wistfully at dark clouds over the mountains that somehow don’t quite make it to the city! But this has been our busiest summer ever, and May has been a Read more.

2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

Roots of Health continues to grow, with 2013 marking our fourth year of operations. During the year, we continued our health education and delivery of clinical services in our six community sites, and we also began a Financial Literacy Program. These new classes aim to help our community clients break out of poverty by teaching Read more.

In Service of the Filipina - Ami Featured in Expat Magazine

In Service of the Filipina – Ami Featured in Expat Magazine

More than anything, however, Ami is an inspired individual who only wishes other Filipinas could feel the same way. Celebrated as a woman and surrounded by equally amazing women during her undergrad studies at Wellesley College, she realized she could do and be whatever she wanted.

Ami Featured as One of Women's Health's "High Five" Women

Ami Featured as One of Women’s Health’s “High Five” Women

Why would an Ivy-League educated mestiza be working at grassroots level in the heart of Palawan? Ami says helping others is her true calling.