Oikos Helping Hand is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a meaningful impact in the lives of residents in the slums. With the focus on alleviating the multifaceted challenges of poverty, Oikos Helping Hand implements a range of sustainable and community-driven initiatives. From educational scholarships and livelihood programs to essential food distribution and healthcare support, the organization strives to uplift the slum community holistically. These provisions will give them the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and realize their full potential. Through collaborative efforts and a heart for service, Oikos Helping Hand aims to bring about positive, lasting change and foster a brighter future for those facing economic hardships in the marginalized communities.


We invite you to support a child’s education and be part of building their future. Our prospective children lives in slum areas and come from very poor and disadvantaged families from the Philippines.


For general donations like COVID support, bank details are as follows:

Bank: DBS | Code: 7171
Branch Code: 003
Account Name: Oikos Helping Hand Inc
Account No: 003-918376-3

In this month’s issue:

Agape Worship Ministry: Inspiring Steadfastness and Youth Empowerment Through Dance, Oikos Helping Hand Extends Aid to Victims of Recent Fires in Manila,  Nanyang Polytechnic’s Youth Expedition Project (YEP) 2024, and Experiencing God’s Presence Amidst Challenges: A Pastor’s Testimony

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Oikos Helping Hand is a non-profit organization dedicated to easing the burdens of poverty on Aroma slums residents in the Philippines.

Our centre provides health checks, educational, physical, spiritual and emotional aid to the impoverished residents around the dump site. These provisions will give them the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and realize their full potential.

Change a life today and view the children in need of sponsors


Preparatory Boy

Sponsor Azriel A. Gulatera

Preparatory Girl

Sponsor Leozabelle R. Mallari

Preparatory Boy

Sponsor Ricci Tyler Lachica

Preparatory Girl

Sponsor Airah Kate L. Calibo


Agape Kids

Nurturing immediate needs, instilling foundational values, and employing a proactive, transformative, sustainable approach for lasting impact on holistic child development.

Agape Youth

Dedicated to Youth Empowerment, instilling Critical Core Skills, and encouraging Life-Long Learning in a challenging environment to help escape poverty. – Breaking Chains, Building Dreams

Agape Ladies

Fostering Women Empowerment through Shared Faith, Supportive Community, and Holistic Growth—Strength in Unity, Purpose in Connection

Agape Gentlemen

Nurturing Camaraderie, Encouragement, and Mutual Understanding—Building Bonds for a Positive and Supportive Community

Agape Precious

Embracing Widows with Compassion: Uplifting Lives, One Heartfelt Act at a Time.


Sponsor A Child

What an opportunity to give a child an education for a head start in life. Our prospective children lives in slum areas and come from very poor and disadvantaged families. We invite you to sponsor them on an annual term and be part in building their future. For S$85 per month, you can fully support them with free tuition fees, school and P.E uniforms, shoes, school bag, books, writing materials, projects, transport, meals, graduation and more. Your donation and sponsorship will go a long way for them to achieve their dreams, otherwise impossible without your help.

Outreach Program

Step out of your comfort zone as we invite you to participate in one of our outreach programs. As you join us in closely interacting with the poor in their cramped living spaces, be prepared to be moved. We implement 9 core programs ensuring your donations goes straight to the poor and less being spent on administration or red tape. Because Oikos also lives with the poor, we conduct daily outreach products including conversing with them, providing ministries, food distribution and advice. Through our Agape programs, we invite you to be part of our Kids, Youth, Ladies and Gentlemen programs.


Oikos Helping Hand conducts regular community building projects to benefit the poorest of the poor. They consist of these Main Projects: 1) Medical & Dental Missions Project 2) Crisis Relief Projects. 3) Income Generating Livelihood Projects. 4) Back-to-School Scholarships. 5) School Supplies Project. 6) Christmas Hamper Project. 7) Camps for Family, Youth & Kids. These projects bring coordinated needs to the slum dwellers. These needs such as the spiritual, physical and emotional approaches refresh them. Oikos Helping Hand continues to develop projects that would be viable to our mission and to eradicate the level of poverty in the area.

Oikos Helping Hand needs the support of like-minded people that shares the same passion

This photo takes us back many years ago when a fire broke out in New Smokey Mountain.

The following are the notes from Maureen Ho, Resource Director of OHHs.

“Last Saturday 21st September 2013 at around 12 midnight, a fire broke out at New Smokey Mountain. It was put out only about 2:30am. Most of the houses in Block 5 (For those of you who had been to NSM, it is in front of the Korean Church) had burnt to the ground including that of one of Oikos staff, Jhoy. One of our Agape Gentlemen, Ruben Santos suffered 3rd degree burnt all over his body. He is now in the government Philippine General Hospital. Sadly, 2 children died in the fire.

According to the ground, the fire started when one couple was quarreling & the wife & in her anger threw a lighted candle at her husband. Out of about 250 families who were affected, about 220 of them are attending OHH ministries. Now, most of these victims are seeking shelter at a Basketball Court outside NSM. We thank God we managed to cook a meal for them. Then we distributed used clothes.

Some families who had some money saved started rebuilding their homes but most need help to get them on their feet again. We don’t know if & how humanitarian help will be coming, but we will pray and believe. Please pray that assistance in any form will come quickly”

– Mau

OIKOS HELPING HAND is accredited by:

Oikos Helping Hand operates under the regulations and oversight of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), ensuring transparency, accountability, and compliance with legal standards in its charitable activities.

Oikos Helping Hand operates under the regulatory framework of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in the Philippines. The organization ensures compliance with tax regulations, contributing to financial transparency and accountability. Through its engagement with the BIR, Oikos Helping Hand upholds ethical and legal standards in its financial operations, fostering trust with donors, partners, and the broader community. This collaboration with the BIR reflects the organization’s commitment to responsible and lawful philanthropic activities.

Operating in alignment with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Oikos Helping Hand focuses on projects related to education, healthcare, and community empowerment. The organization collaborates with the DSWD to ensure that its programs adhere to government standards and regulations, emphasizing inclusivity, transparency, and accountability.

Collaborating with the Department of Education (DepEd), Oikos Helping Hand focuses on projects aimed at enhancing educational opportunities, resources, and infrastructure for underserved communities. By aligning with DepEd guidelines and standards, the organization ensures the effectiveness and relevance of its educational programs.

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