The situation today on the streets and in the slums reflects massive poverty, it is clearly a question of survival for many families. The pandemic and endless lockdown have a devastating effect on employment. We have seen that more poor families have become dysfunctional: parents do not hesitate to go farther away to look for necessities and beg on the street, abandoning their children. Prostitution is everywhere, in particular in the port zone of Manila, at a level never seen before in 25 years. As expected, our educators on the street have met more abandoned children. With everyone’s help, we hope to open new homes in 2022 to meet this unparalleled emergency.
From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You.
Gloria Recio – deputy director of the foundation in Manila