Welcome our new partner, Project Pearls!

posted Feb 1, 2012, 10:18 AM by Tia Razon   [ updated Feb 8, 2012, 9:42 AM ]

This year we welcome our new partner, Project Pearls, an organization set up to help the poorest of the poor of families that live in the slums of Manila with no running water or electricity. These families make a living by sorting through mountains of garbage for cans, bottles and plastic they can sell off to recycle. For their meals, they live off what is infamously called “pagpag”. This meal is food scraps taken from the garbage dumped from fast food restaurants and tossed in a wok with seasoning to make it edible. We will assist Project Pearls in the creation of a library at the after school center. In addition, we have sent school bags for the children filled with the basic school supplies of pens, paper, crayons etc and slippers for the children to wear.