Christine, Dianne, and Anna have been friends long before they learned how to read and write. From varying school crushes that were often the center of their conversations, the three girls now share a different experience— motherhood. At 15, Christine Dela Cruz spends her morning looking after her...
While their husbands are out fishing, nine women in the island community of Sitio Linao gather regularly to discuss their business enterprise. The women have been saving Php 50 weekly, which they used to start a hog-raising business.
When her husband is out at sea during the day, 25-year-old Angelica Legria’s daily routine includes doing the laundry, ensuring that there is food on the table, maintaining cleanliness in and out of the house, and teaching her two children basic literacy. On top of her care work, she also helps...
PILAR, Siargao Island – To help augment the income their husband’s income amid the COVID-19 pandemic, at least 120 women from the surfing village of Salvacion formed themselves into six self-help groups (SHEGs) last year to sell rice and other goods to their community.
A personnel from the rural health unit of Datu Hoffer Ampatuan municipalityin Maguindanao prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo: Manman Dejeto/Oxfam Pilipinas)
Ranila Moctal had just given birth to her third child when she contracted the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) about two years ago. After six days in the COVID-19 isolation center, she tested negative and was allowed to undergo home quarantine.