There were so many kids living on the streets just trying to survive. In 2013 Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 10,000 Philippines and left many with no where to live. Many families came to Manilla seeking to start over and ended up living on the streets. Malaria is something they constantly have to deal with and we had to take great measures to avoid.
The children had absolutely nothing and were very desperate for both love and attention as well as physical provision. I just love making them laugh and seeing their eyes full of wonder because of a magic trick.