Children | Manila
Back in Manila after the visit of some self Help Groups of the KNH at the Philippines I met a group of poor kids supporting the household income by selling things on the streets. Perfect acceptors for the high-caloric fresh peanuts I got from the visited families. They grow some peanuts plants behind the house and gave some of the rare stock to me as a gift. Luckily I could do something good with these precious goods.
Dumpsite | Manila
In Manila the Kindernothilfe (KNH) is running a children feeding center at the dumpsite of Payatas. The so called Smokey Mountain was a large landfill, operated for more than 40 years, consisting of over two million metric tons of waste. The kids are not allowed to enter the dumpsite but collect and sort dangerous plastics, foam or rubber. Taking care of their own health is nearly impossible for the kids. Every 6 month the KNH choose another 30 kids for the project to be taught in hygiene, cooking and personal health care. The distinctly undernourished kids are between 1 and 10 years old.
Flat Tire | Palawan
The island of Palawan is one island of the Philippines which is still very pristine. Only the main town Puerto Princesa equals the cities on the main island Luzon. This pleased woman wheels her deeply loaded bike with the flat tire home from fish market.
Club Foot | Mali
Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world. A spot where you cannot take health care for granted. Even the smallest health problem can ruin one’s existence totally. One of these problems is a club foot which is an up to 90 degree deformation of the foot inside and upwards. With a club foot it is impossible to walk.
Although there is a very effective and free treatment for club foot it is hardly possible for most of the families to come to the only orthopedic center on the west coast.