22/11/2008

Help These Children

We read about poverty in many places around the world. The poor gets poorer and with alarming costs and rising prices, we should spare a thought about our wasteful ways. I read about the poor children in Payatas, whom as young as 4 years of age are scavenging in rubbish dumps as a mean of selling the finds for food. Health and living conditions are terrible and these children certainly deserve better.

Read about the press release below and lets all help to make Christmas For Payatas possible. A donation drive to raise money is being organized. Watch their YouTube video at christmasforpayatas.com and make your donation now.


Press Release:

The landfill in Payatas, The Philippines, is notoriously known the world over as Smokey Mountain. For over 35 years, the smoking dump site has grown to become a stark and heart-tugging reminder of the desperate onditions of humanity.

On a daily basis, children pick through newly arrived garbage to
collect material to sell. The earnings made by one child are not enough to even buy food for the day. Hence, entire families are forced to climb the mountain each day, hoping to earn enough to feed everyone. Children as young as four years old are forced to work in this daily struggle for survival.

In response to the plight of these children, Totedaddy.com is working with Lighthouse Center For Children Foundation to bring a little cheer to the children this Christmas.

Totedaddy.com has kicked off with a cash sponsorship of USD 10,000 to enable the children to celebrate Christmas. FusionExcel International has also pitched in a USD 5,000 in cash sponsorship. The money raised
will help fund the projects already in place, and help fund additional projects aimed at providing better housing, and a means of livelihood for the Payatas community.

It is hoped that by creating better awareness to the plight of these children, more support can be garnered towards their betterment. Together we can bury poverty!

2 comments:

Tammy said...

Everyone deserves to celebrate Christmas. What a wonderful post!

U.Lee said...

Hi Constance, it is always sad and depressing read about children experiencing poverty and living like that.
First of all its the government to be blamed.
The VIPS become rich, they talk but never do, and never see.
Its also a disgrace to their country to be exposed to the world their peoples plight.

Personally, I think the leaders of these countries and their families should be made to live among the poor to let them experience what its like to be in those circumstances.

And yes, for us, we have where possible to lend a helping hand in whatever ways we can.

You keep well and have a great week, Lee.