Tags: Smokey Mountain
About 30 million Filipinos living below the poverty-line hound the urban scene of modern-day Philippines. In the heart of Tondo, Manila, one can easily be acquainted with the images of destitute lives of thousands of men, women and children struggling amid the ever worsening situation.
A woman doing multiple odd jobs, another managing a small variety store and selling newspapers, the poorest, a scavenger – these three women from poor families are finding it increasingly difficult to make both ends meet. Family survival is a daily struggle for them, and yet, they never lose hope and they always find time to fight for genuine change.
No Fear of Falling
The possibility of suffering a bad fall from this wall in Smokey Mountain, Tondo, Manila is apparently the least of this boy’s worries. (Photo by Eric Sales)