When he was two years old, Cris “Kesz” Valdez’s father forced him to scavenge at a dump site in Cavite City, situated not far from Manila. His father used to beat Kesz and use the money collected for drugs and alcohol. When he turned four, Kesz ran away from home and lived on the streets, continuing […]Read More... Subscribe
Fifteen year-old Jessa Balote has been dubbed Manila Cinderella, given her rise from dire poverty to a professional ballerina in the Philippines. The young girl comes from Tondo, a slum situated next to a large waste dump in Manila, where most inhabitants survive off of collecting garbage. The young ballerina’s parents make money by selling […]Read More... Subscribe
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