Here in Villa San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal, local manager Johnrey Quinones and his team manage the PNM charity work for the Philippines. Villa San Isidro (VSI) is a Gov't resettlement project for forceably displaced squatters from Manila. Its just 3 kms from the massive Montalban dump-site mountain.
1400 families (6 - 10/family)
Another remote Gov't relocation housing project for forceably displaced squatters from Manila. So remote, its super difficult to find work, so families here really struggle. Scavenging is about the only option.
1300 families (6-10/family)
About 250m from the multi-storey above ground cemetery where thousands lie "buried" in concrete tombs is our local headquarters for this Gov't relocation housing project. Can be quite nauseating near the cemetery, but the forceably relocated locals get used to it.
3000 families (6-10/family)
At the base of the road leading up to the top entrance to the Montalban dump-site is this shanty town. Some dump trucks happily offload their rubbish to the welcoming locals who live here. No water, no sanitation. Primitive sub-human existence.
500 families (6-12/family)
Quarter way up the road to the Montalban dump-site entrance is Sitio Lower Pintor. Dump trucks offload their rubbish so the locals can scavenge without leaving home. No water, no sanitation. Sub-human existence.
300 families (6-12/family)
Spread around the entrance to Montalban dump-site are 3000 squatter families (6-12/family) No power, no water, no sanitation. Sub-human existence, living in shanties made from whatever they can salvage from the dump. Only one occupation - scavenging.
Two very poor communities in this area, scavenging off illegally dumped rubbish.
This village of 300 families is rapidly disappearing with the intrusion of massive buiding projects. No water, no sanitation. Sub-human existence. And nowhere for them to go.
Poverty No More is a partner for Project J1006N Transforming Dump-Site Communities with Australian Government required administrators - Global Development Group
(ABN57 102 400 993)