Real LIFE Foundation is a Philippine nongovernmental organization that exists to honor God by serving and empowering the underprivileged youth of the Philippines through educational assistance, character formation, and leadership development.
I was a working student from elementary to high school. I had to go through hardships in life so that I can achieve my dreams. I applied as a household help. It was really difficult because I was only nine years old that time.
I’m very happy seeing my parents feel proud, that this is their achievement as well. I can now share food with my siblings, food that we couldn’t eat before. Our house used to be made of bamboo alone, but now we are safe even if it’s windy.
When you hear their stories, it’s like you’re also hearing your story. I want these kids to believe that they can surpass it. I want these kids to believe that they can, and that they can because God is with them.
Every time I give support to my family, I don’t think of the amount but of the joy that I see in their faces, especially my mom’s. It is important to give back to family because they will then see that I have an abundant God.