JPIC involvement of the international novitiate in Balanga, Bataan, Philippines
December 7, 2014
Once or twice a month, our novices visit a dumpsite to share food with the people who collect rubbish. There are 76 people, including children, in different families. They have no jobs, so most of them stay near the dumpsite or in our neighborhood. Fortunately, we have some benefactors who help us to support this activity.
In addition, we visit the indigenous people of the Philippines who live in Matalangau Village which has about 13 families and in Boraq Village, 130 families. They are very friendly to us. We play with their children, share food, offer them toiletries and personal care products (soap, toothpaste, shampoo etc). When we visit them, they wish to share everything they have with us; vegetables, fruit, honey. We have learned a lot of values from them.