21. mar, 2019

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About one in five of the Philippines' 106 million people live in extreme poverty, getting by on less than $2 per day.

Many, including children, work long hours as street vendors or labourers to make enough to feed themselves.

Cavesirano, along with men at least twice his age, helps fishermen clean their nets by removing fish stuck in the gear.

He keeps the fish as payment, paddles back to land and then sells them to buy food and medicine for his family.

"My back usually aches from paddling but I cannot stop. I have to continue because we need to eat," Cavesirano told AFP

https://news.abs-cbn.com/spotlight/03/20/19/we-need-to-eat-filipino-boy-shares-struggle-to-feed-his-family?fbclid=IwAR0Bpf0DgB5aVVr08h5O29viA1EN0wamCJZ5UQcEWbFGrmomTfwDGKAc1LE