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The Philippines has many living in extreme poverty -
almost unimaginable by Western standards.
Rice is a staple in most of Asia, but for many, even rice is a luxuary they can't afford.
It's hard to even talk about average income for people who almost never see actual money.
Malnutrition is commonplace, especially among the children.
A 50 Kilo (100 lb) bag of rice cost approx. $40 usd. It will feed a family for about a month.
We prioritize aiding families with small children or serious medical problems.
Sometimes we take a whole bag of rice to a particluarly needy family. Usually we split bags into 2-kilo portions for distribution in a poor rural village.
Families living in extreme poverty in remote areas - receiving a whole bag of rice, plus staples & canned goods.
Giving smaller bags of rice and canned gooods to many families in a poor village. We used a local chapel as the distribution point.
Manually-powered bicycle Pedicabs are very common. In Naval, Biliran, a town of 20,000 there are 700 active pedicab drivers making about $2 a day.
It's considered a good job. We periodically distribute rice to the drivers, in exchange for picking up trash.
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