Due to widespread poverty and landlessness in the countryside, Filipinos in the thousands flock to urban centres in the hope of greener pastures only to face a myriad of problems, including among many, the lack of proper housing, jobs, poverty and the lack of basic social services.
During the Ramos administration, the Kasiglahan Village in Rodriguez, Rizal was conceptualized as a relocation site for informal settlers along the Pasig River and the Payatas dumpsite.
It is there where Joed Basilla lives. Here’s the story of one of the many ANCOP Canada scholars given hope by ANCOP’s Child Sponsorship Program.
For $38 a month he was given help and in return for the generosity of his sponsors, he promises to really do well in school. For 2016, ANCOP Canada is sponsoring a little over 3,000 child scholars and hope to achieve 4,000 child sponsorships before the year ends.
This Christmas, give hope to another Joed Brandon Basilla. Support Give Love on Christmas, a campaign to make 4,000 children have a better future through education.