From Hunger in our Home to our Hearts Poverty in the Philippines by: Joana Escamilla

The Philippines is a beautiful country composed of over 7000 islands. They are well known for their breathtaking natural attractions all throughout the country

The Chocolate Hills is the jewel of Bohol Tourism. It is called the Chocolate Hills because during the summer, the cone-shaped hills covered with green grass dries up and turns into chocolate-colored hills which is naturally beautiful.
Boracay island is one of the best beaches in the world, and always on the list of best destinations in Asia because of its 4 km long powdered-like white sand beach and crystal clear turquoise water.
The Maria Cristina Falls is the Second Highest Falls in the Philippines with a 320 feet high waterfall which is located in the boundaries of Barangay Maria Cristina, Ditucalan, and Buru-un, Iligan City, 9.3 kilometers away southwest of the city proper.
But what if in a country so beautiful and rich in nature there were millions of people hoping for a better life. behind these breathtaking beaches there's countless people hoping that the next morning when they wake up they have a decent meal.
Poverty is a never ending cycle in the Philippines simply because children from poor families must drop out of school to help bring money to the table. preventing them from getting an education for a better future.
Currently 30% of the entire Philippines is under poverty; while about 12% is living on less than $2 a day.
To help end poverty you can contribute by going to Philippinecharities.com where you can donate money, clothes, or simply help raise money by clicking through adds.
Project by: Joana Escamilla

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Created with images by TheJokersTrick - "Cereal heart on placemat" • Allan Ascaño - "Batanes" • Oliver Mercader - "Bumps Ahead" • ashleyt - "Boracay Island" • moyerphotos - "Philippines Girl" • PaoloPV - "In A World 14" • kevin dooley - "Background"

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