A Day in the Life

$10,600 of $10,500 goal

Raised by 130 people in 32 months
Paul Cohen
for Philippines Humanitarian
Through my work at LexisNexis, I have been supporting the Kapatidkita Mahalkita (KM) Foundation* in the Philippines, which provides educational support and assistance to the community of Payatas B. To end the cycle of poverty, education is a priority for children. I have been humbled by their work and over the last 6 months and I have personally become involved in the work that they do. Click here to watch a short clip.

Payatas B is one of the largest communities in Quezon City and houses the biggest open dumpsite in the Philippines – A 2.2 square km mountain of garbage inhabited by a population of close to 500 000About Payatas

To raise awareness of the plight of Payatas and its children, and the incredible work of the KM foundation, on Friday the 2nd of December, I will be spending a day in the life of Francis Andres, the father of one of the children that I sponsor. I will start work with him at 5am in the garbage tip, working on the sorting and recycling through some of the 3000 tons of garbage the arrives daily at the Payatas dumpsite. I will care for the animals he looks after and spend a full day experiencing the life and hardship of the only breadwinner in the family.

If you would like to support the KM Foundation/Philippines Humanitarian to provide for the education and wellbeing of the children in the Payatas community and help break the cycle of poverty, please sponsor my Day in the Life Initiative.

Thank you for your support in uniting behind this very worthy cause.

About the KM Foundation
The KM Foundation believes in community-building in the most poverty-stricken areas where children are given great opportunities to learn and to have access to information. Through providing educational assistance to the underprivileged children living in the area, children have the opportunity to go to school and the chance of a better life. The KM Foundation are seeing some amazing outcomes from supporting the education and wellbeing of the children in the community. Having spent time in the community, what I find truly remarkable is the strength and resilience of the human spirit. They live in the most incredible hardship and some of the worst living conditions that I have ever seen, yet they are getting on with life in the way that they know it. Watch a short documentary on the Payatas dumpsitePayatas dumpsite

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I have just completed my day in the life. What an incredible and truly humbling experience. Just a quick thanks to all of you for the amazing support. Your generosity has helped raise US$ 10 000 and will change the lives of the Payatas children. I will send you a more detailed update in the next few days.
The Andreas family
Contemplating the day ahead.
Wheighing the recycled garbage.
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Incredible support. Thank you! We made it to 10,000.

Keep them coming.

With much gratitude,
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With only 2 days to go, we are at $6140. That you all for your incredible generosity and support. The campaign has had 2334 visits and been shared 209 times on Facebook. The am truly humbled by the awareness this campaign has created about the plight of the children and community of Payatas.
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Thanks you to everyone that has contributed in the last week. We almost at the half way mark towards the goal of $10,000! I am truly grateful for the incredible support. Your donations will make such a difference to the children of Payatas. Thank you.!
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$10,600 of $10,500 goal

Raised by 130 people in 32 months
Created November 17, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Philippines Humanitarian
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Salt Lake City, UT
EIN: 455327723
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David Harrison
29 months ago
Maura Donovan
30 months ago

You are an inspiration to us all.

30 months ago
Matt O'Hear
31 months ago

Great work Paul

Lisa Bailey
31 months ago

Paul, you have a big heart and are an inspiration to us all. You are truly AMAZING!

Cherry Yeung
31 months ago
Carolyn Freeman
31 months ago
31 months ago
Shaun Thompson
31 months ago

Great effort Paul.

Sarah Patrick
31 months ago

I also read about your project in today's RELX update. Thank you for the work you are doing!

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