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Building Homes for Families in the Philippines

Building Homes for Families in the Philippines

My name is Mira and I am raising money to build homes for homeless families in the Philippines. Back in 2008 I spent 6 months volunteering with street children in the Philippines. During my time volunteering, all of the children I worked with came from extremely disadvantaged backgrounds but there was one family that caught my heart especially; the Macaraya family. The family consists of a mother and father and 4 children: John-Paul (13 years) Nino Prince (12 years), Man-Man (10 years) and Apple (7 years).Currently, the family earn their living from selling food at a small market stall. This market stall not only provides them with a small income but it is also their home as they sleep here at night as well.The market is not a nice place to live. It’s dirty and rat-infested and the stench of stale urine hangs constantly in the air.I want to raise £4000 to build them a new home and then I’m also hoping to raise another £6000 to build more homes for other families.I now work for the volunteering organization (Kaya Responsible Travel) who organized my volunteer placement in the Philippines so I’m in regular contact with the local organization who will coordinate building the homes. This isn’t something that I’m undertaking through my work at Kaya; it’s a totally personal project and something that I am doing in my own time and will receive no monetary or personal benefit from. 100% of the money I raise will go towards building these homes in the Philippines, there are no administration charges or anything like that (apart from some small ones from the team in the Philippines who will be coordinating the build).These families all deserve to have homes to live in so I hope you will help me by donating some money. Thank you for your generosity and support.Mira

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