41062-012: Mainstreaming Environment for Poverty Reduction in the Philippines
Leticia Reyes is one of countless Smokey Mountain residents working to get out of this difficult situation. Aside from working as a scavenger at an early age, she lost two husbands to violence in this rough neighborhood. Her story took a positive turn after she managed to finish high school and earn a vocational course certificate – credentials that helped land her a job at the Sambayanan ng Muling Pagkabuhay ni Kristo (SMPK), a cooperative that would later receive ADB funding.
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