Carmie Carpio, a field correspondent in Quezon City, Philippines, shares a few of the amazing photos she took of rural and urban life in and around the areas where Children International works.
Location: Dagat-Dagatan, Caloocan City
These boys catch their breath in a pedicab after playing. Pedicabs, which are bicycles with sidecars, are a typical means of transportation in small communities, especially where streets are very narrow. Many of the kids here will become pedicab drivers when they get older to help support their families. Some of Children International’s very own enterprising and motivated youth also operate their families’ pedicabs on weekends and before or after school to help supplement household income.