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Happy land : 8

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in Melbourne,, Australia) on 17 May 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Happy Land

A short drive from the centre of Manila you will see sign for Happy Land. Happy Land is a place far from what the name leads you to believe. Happy Land is Manila's slum that has sprung from the rubbish dumps of the city.

It is a area where the poor survive in extreme poverty, battling disease and malnutrition. Shanty huts are built from whatever materials can be scavenged and, "... chicken scraps are collected from takeaway's garbage bins then recycled by boiling. It's called 'pagpag', and it's sold to hungry families in the slums for a few pesos.".

Amazingly, despite their life challenges, I greatly admire the people of Happy Land as they can still able to laugh and smile.


Source: Poverty, Malnutrition And Disease Make Manila's 'Happyland' A Very Sad Place

Canon EOS 6D Mark II 1/100 second F/4.5 ISO 100 35 mm

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Devi from Chennai, India

She certainly looks happy and determined !

17 May 2019 11:37am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

Adorable

17 May 2019 11:49am

Dutchess from Lakeside Village, Netherlands

So sad how these beautiful children are living :-( But ... a wonderful portrait!!

17 May 2019 7:50pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a touching series this is . .

18 May 2019 5:38am