The Beauty of Poverty

Poverty is indeed terrible, and a major cause of poverty is injustice. In fact, one could say that, indirectly, it is the only cause. A long time ago, I read a book called The Good News About Injustice, by Gary A. Haugen. The book stood out in my memory, and still does. It made an […]

Beauty from Ashes

Children playing basketball. Looks innocent. Is innocent; yet many of these girls may end up get pregnant early, and boys can become fathers. Both girls and boys here often turn to drugs. This is the greatest fear of parents here, and sadly, their worst fear often comes true. Poverty affects a huge portion of the population […]

Orphans at home

In our society, including the Philippines, the question of how to care for vulnerable children has been a topic of ongoing discussion. Orphanages have always played a role in providing shelter and care for children without immediate family support. In the Philippines, there are several orphanages, both goverment funded and foreign-funded. However, a growing body […]

Kairos Day 2023

For the first time since the pandemic, Kairos Children’s Fund will have a day of fun and games for the kids of our scholarship fund.  On May 1, 2023, we will have our “Kairos Day.” During this day, kids have fun swimming and playing games, receive prizes and gifts, and get to know each other better […]

Reality Check

Having lived in the Philippines for 20 years has made me realize, increasingly, that those in the so-called west are spoiled. Now, before you say to me, “wait a minute! Isn’t that a blanket generalization, of which we are not all guilty of…?”

Back to School in COVID Times

School normally starts in July, and still will year; yet due to the Covid-19 situation, classes are going to be online or through take-home modules. Students will enroll soon for the upcoming school year; parents/guardians are busy getting cards and seeing teachers. There is still a lot of confusion about what exactly will happen this […]

Have Much, Waste Much

Those who have, don’t know need, while those who don’t have, just don’t have what they need. I see so much abundance in this world, and I see so much need. Nobody wants to be apathetic, but it is a choice. We can choose to help.Lately, I have been thinking a lot about how much […]

Poverty more than mere numbers

I hope that you read this to the end – it’s not about numbers or even class that I talk about. You know, the U.S. has never seen poverty higher than 15% in modern years (1) while poverty in the Philippines was hovering around 30% until early it started to decrease in 2006. In the […]