Here’s Where You Can Find Inspiring Stories From Philippines’ Biggest Slum

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When life throws you lemons.

Humans of New York‘s popularity has generated other branches of “Humans of.” Today, we’ll highlight an organization spotlighting a region of Philippines known as one of the world’s biggest slums: Humans of Payatas.

As a jolt of humanity on public Twitter timelines, Humans of Payatas tweets real stories from the largest and poorest slum in the Philippines. Tweets are sent by Fair Play For All, an organization creating a safe environment for local families, developing holistic and sustainable projects.

Payatas dumpsite remains to be the largest open dumpsite in the Philippines and was reopened only months after the July 2000 disaster, when a garbage dump collapsed and killed 218 people while thousands of people became homeless.

Today, Payatas is still an extremely poor area with several foundations making major efforts to improve the lives of 119,000 local residents. One of the biggest organizations doing so is Fairplay For All Foundations which runs an Alternative Learning Center as well as activities including football academics and social enterprises.

The Twitter feed is, in many ways, an inspiring chain of incredible stories about survival, making the best of personal situations.

These are just a few of many extraordinary stories in Payatas, read more heartening stories of real lives by following Humans of Payatas Twitter on.

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