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The idea of Defeating Poverty Through Opportunity Incorporated was born when one of incorporators went to Bantayan Island to make videos for her YouTube channel “Village People Philippines.”
She was introduced to a fisherman who was prepared to work hard to provide for his family but lacked the opportunity to do so. Rather than just giving a hand out, she wanted to give a hand up and realized if she gave a boat, it would change his life and that of his family. So in June 2021, she made three trips at her own expense to
arrange the building of a boat she planned to personally pay for and donate, documenting the experience on her YouTube channel.
When her worldwide viewers heard her plans, they wanted to help. They wanted make donations to her to improve her channel, so she came up with the idea all donations to the channel would be considered as personal income, but she would use such income for filming opportunities and advertising. Putting the logo of her channel on the boat and any future projects. Within days, it was determined such an approach would not last long term. So instead she decided with two other incorporators to form a charity corporation called Defeating Poverty Through Opportunity Incorporated. Weeks after giving a way the first boat pictured above Defeating Poverty Through Opportunity Incorporated was registered.
“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do”