Dear donators, I like to introduce myself to all of you, I’m Josie Talavera, I’m 44 years old living in Morong. I have 3 kids.

It is so nice to work in Bahay Aurora because the people are kind. The management is great and we work as a team.

I learned to have a lot of patience in dealing with the different kinds of behavior of the kids in Bahay Aurora. We do not give medication so we experience quite a bit of acting out behavior since most of our kids have traumatic expierences on early age. Some are ADHD and almost all have brain damage to a certain extend due to malnutrition on early age. The proper approach to deal with every child takes time and is complicated , but the more the children trust you as a worker the easier it becomes to reach them and to deal with them. The first year was really quite difficult. I needed to adjust a lot to adapt to the children and to the way we work, it is truly quite professional even though it seems it is such an easy going job. As time passes by I get used to this work and I truly love it by now.  The work became rewarding in a way I never expected, it is all about love.  As a person I learned a lot in Bahay Aurora, about the children, about procedures, about dealing with problems, all very professional. I’m so proud and happy to be a member of this unbelievable great team, we help and support each other. I earned to teach good conduct and moral values to the kids. Our presentations are really helping the kids a lot. I may be a strict person but teaching kids good conduct they need to adjust, it is normal for kids to resist. I feel the kids all respect me for being strict. I can notice they love me as for who I am, you need to consistent, show example and predictable behavior.  I love the kids also, I treat them almost as my family, guiding and instructing them to improve their behavior. Bahay Aurora is a small institution that’s why we know all the kids so well. They feel safe with us, much better than in a big institution where kids are a number.

I appreciate your ongoing support for Bahay Aurora, I salute you all for that.

Thank you Willy and Teng

One of my best friends in the Philippines and longtime costumer Willy Baldonado and his wife Teng visited together with members of the Makati Rotary club Bahay Aurora.
We received generous donations and the group of Willy brought some nice foods and gifts for the kids.



My relation with Willy Baldonado goes back almost 13 years. Willy and his wife Teng are successful business people who started many years ago their company with just a good set of brains and now they run one of the strongest and biggest meat import and meat distribution companies in the Philippines. That is truly quite an achievement.



Willy and Teng are caring people, they understand the needs of the poor and we can notice that these kind hearted people pass on their kindness to their children . Since the time we met Willy and his wife Teng they are donating on a monthly basis a number of boxes with meat or chicken. That is really such a great help! Meat is expensive in the Philippines since it is all imported. Actually we cannot really afford to serve our kids meat. Because of them they will eat meat every week. Once a month we pick up the meat in the cold-store and bring it to Bahay Aurora where we have also a freezer to keep the product frozen till it is used.


This relation is very important to me personally and for Bahay Aurora. The donations are coming from a good heart and nothing in return is expected.
I like to express my deepest respect and gratitude for the support we received from Willy and Teng over the past 13 years and we are also very grateful to the members of the Rotary Makati group. Maraming salamat po !