Nacua, like his brother Pido, used to dive for starfish to earn a living.
Pido was featured in the I-Witness documentary “BITUIN SA DAGAT” aired on GMA7 last September 17, 2012.
Kevin and Pido lives in Brgy. San Vicente Olango Cebu, where majority of the residents are involved in starfish harvesting. Their father (Mang Elias) is a fisherman and has 7 children. Mang Elias has developed an infection on his legs because of spending many hours at sea, he could not walk properly. For this reason, the children had to stop schooling to help their father in diving for starfishes.
Everyday, the family is able to gather 50-100 starfishes which they sell for only P1.00- 2.00 depending on size. They earn P50.00- 100.00 everyday not enough to feed a family of 7 and support the children's education.
Now, two of the seven children are full time students. Thanks to the Project Malasakit donors!
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With just 1,000 pesos ($20) per month, you can help send a poor Filipino child to school, change their lives and give them a decent future
Elementary and High School
P1,000 per month to cover transportation, food, and school projects
P1,500 per year for tuition, uniform, student “ID”, PTA, etc.
Tuition varies widely P500-1,000 monthly allowance for food, transportation, etc.
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