Dec 17 2011

Living in Poverty

living in poverty “So. Let me tell you about living in poverty in the Philippines.”

living in poverty

We’re publishing pictures of poverty on a daily basis at All the photos on are meant to show the dignity and hope which live within the poor despite the oppression poverty inflicts upon them.

The presence of dignity doesn’t mean poverty is absent.

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  1. ronda
    Dec 18, 2011
    at 6:06 pm

    I just came home from living 2 weeks in that poverty in the Philippines. One thing missing from the pictures is the over powering smell. We didn’t leave at night and go back to our nice hotel. We slept in a bamboo hut with 3 or 4 others on mats on the bamboo floor. The frogs and geckos were so loud I really thought I’d never sleep but I did. We had electricity part of the time so the rice was cooked in a rice cooker other times it was boiled over a tiny little fire. We ate rice 3 times a day. Sometimes with green leaves in it and tiny little fish for protein. Each day Sersi went to a market to get rice and fish for the day. Some days a lady came by selling bananas. Sometimes I walked to a shop and bought little bread rolls. The water pump was open from 6 – 10 am and 4-6 pm. Everyone carried water to fill the garbage can in the bathroom for flushing and bathing and the drinking water bucket. It really opened my eyes.

  2. Dec 19, 2011
    at 7:49 pm

    Thank you for these photos…they speak so much what words can hardly convey. I will definitely be using these on my fundraiser project’s blog:

    Thank you again!

  3. Linda
    Dec 20, 2011
    at 2:39 pm

    I love your statement, “The presence of dignity doesn’t mean poverty is absent.” During my recent trip to visit my sponsored child in Colombia I had to consciously remember that these children were poor because their smiles, appearance and generosity so overshadowed their need.

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