Saturday, November 22, 2008

Christmas For Payatas

Posted by Cecile at Saturday, November 22, 2008
Poverty is very rampant especially on the third world countries like Philippines. It cause children to go hungry to the point that they go scavenging on the Smokey Mountain or dump site to feed themselves and their families. Thanks to the organizations like the Lighthouse Center for Children Foundation who operates and get much needed help to alleviate the suffering of these children. Christmas For Payatas is a project organized for the children in Payatas so they can celebrate Christmas with their happily. The money the organizations raised will also go to help build houses and a means for livelihood to the Payatas community.

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, is working with Lighthouse Center For Children Foundation to bring a little cheer to the children this Christmas. 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!


Liza said...

hi cecile! i am tagging you,, no pressure though, if you can't do it i understand ;)



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