Philippines

The Philippines is a group of islands in South East Asia. They are surrounded by the Western Pacific Ocean. Over 35% of the population is aged 14 or below.

Over 30% of the population is living below the international poverty line. Corruption is a problem in the Philippines, on an international scale from 0-10, 10 being the best a country can be Philippines is rated at 2.6. It is estimated there are 250,000 street children in the Philippines.

What we do

We have been working in the Philippines since 1998, when we started providing small grants to partner organisations. Most of the projects we support take place in Manila and its surrounding slums. The focus is mainly on helping Street and Working children by enabling them to go to school. We’ve also funded the building of a classroom within a school built by one of our partners.

Read our latest Story of Hope about Jasmine to hear about our  lifechanging work in The Philippines.