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 500 000. About 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