San Isidro, Philippines — A single mother and a teacher, Vanessa shares a tiny house in the village of San Isidro in central Philippines with her two children, mother, stepfather and six younger brothers. And she is the happiest she has been in six years. After enduring years of emotional and verbal abuse from her
Bulusan, Philippines – Echoing through the small mountainous community, or barangay, of San Antonio is the high-pitched cry of a nine-month-old infant. The sound can be traced to a thatched-roof shanty that the infant shares with his two-year-old brother and his parents, Arlene and Anthony Gambas, along with two other families. Arlene, 19, admits she
More than 300,000 women die annually from cervical cancer—most from low- and middle-income countries. Here in a modest neighborhood in Quezon, Philippines, women are self-collecting samples for regular cervical cancer screening. Hear all about it in this four minute journey to SUCCESS. Listen to our podcast, “Success in Quezon City” Listen to more Jhpiego podcasts!