Breaking from the Cycle of Poverty

Jennelyn’s mom and sister got pregnant during their teenage years. Because of this, they weren’t able to finish school and were left with no choice but to scavenge for garbage or food scraps and beg on the streets just to survive in the Philippines. Jennelyn wants to break away from this cycle of poverty and is trying her best to keep attending school. Unfortunately, hard work and wishful thinking aren’t enough. So when money became scarce, she was forced to stop schooling to work on the streets like her mom and sister. This led to Jennelyn missing out on more than 80% of school days.

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Fortunately, the Manila Slum Project provides educational assistance, allowing Jennelyn to continue her studies. She wants to keep studying to graduate and have a decent job so she can help her family get off the streets and not beg anymore. Through the project, we are able to keep young women like Jennelyn in school so they can have a good education. This also allows us to break generational chains, such as lack of education and poverty, by giving young girls a chance for a better future.

 

 


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