Development Office Foundation, Inc.

Forming Leaders. Building Communities!

Welcome to KALOOB Website! I am Mark Vincent Madronero, a Filipino Assumptionist brother, the director of KALOOB Development Office Foundation, Inc., based in Manila, Philippines. It is a Filipino non-government organization (NGO) founded by the Augustinians of the Assumption. KALOOB is a Filipino word that means “with one heart or to give with all one’s heart without expecting any return”. It has two primary missions: forming leaders and building communities. “Forming Leaders” is about empowering people to become independent leaders in their own communities, and “Building Communities” encourages teamwork, infrastructure building, and mutual support. KALOOB helps the poorest of the poor, the victims of natural disasters, and the most vulnerable people in our society. The foundation supports the idea of a society where people should have access to basic needs such as decent shelter, primary health care, education, clean water, and secure livelihoods. Since the beginning of KALOOB in 2010, and with the help of our lay partners, benefactors, French volunteers, French scouts, partner NGOs, local communities, as well as local parishes, we have been able to rebuild houses and bridges destroyed by strong typhoons such as Haiyan, Ulysses, and Odette. Through the scholarship program, we have also been able to help young people realize their dreams! Many of them are already working. KALOOB has also begun providing basic healthcare needs to some nearby communities in need. I am happy to introduce the new set of the KALOOB Team, composed of the Assumptionist brothers Adan Louie Flores, secretary, Engelbert Bria, Cow Project coordinator, and Fathers Christopher Quinal, Parish Project coordinator, Rex Christus Navarro, Infrastructure coordinator, and Bernard Holzer, Consultant. On behalf of the KALOOB Foundation and our beneficiaries, I would like to thank our mission coordinators and lay partners in the Philippines and those abroad. We are grateful for your support. This foundation exists because God wants us to continue His work here in the Philippines. It is not a big foundation, but it has a big heart for the transformation and welfare of our society. In our small ways, we are helping to extend the Kingdom of God in us and around us.

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