Many children in the Philippines are living in abject poverty. In Manila where we operate, whole communities live in the city’s garbage dumps. It is heartbreaking to see children and their families searching for food among the garbage. Recently, a nine year old boy was killed by a garbage slide while scavenging for food. He had stopped attending school to help his parents earn a living in this way. Some parents cannot afford to send their child to school. When you sponsor a child in the Philippines, you can help provide food and clothing, school supplies and other gifts to benefit your child and his family, as well as our programs for these children. As a sponsor you will receive a photo and information about your sponsored child along with annual progress updates.