The Philippines has an estimated population of ninety seven million people living on two thousand of the seven thousand islands that make up the nations land area. In spite of government efforts, 2013 statistics estimate that approximately 25% of the population live below the poverty level.

This puts a huge pressure on Government healthcare resources to cope with the healthcare needs of many especially children. The Ruel Foundation, in partnership with the Philippine government has established a four phased programme in the nation consisting of;

Children's Charities

The Ruel Foundation is a well-recognised and fully registered international children's charity, fighting to save the lives of children in developing nations and to help them realise their dreams

Poverty in the Philippines

We have been able to help many children who were found suffering and give them a future. We have wonderful stories of children we have helped to be adopted into homes around the world where at last they are getting the love and care they need to fulfil their potential and reach for their dreams.

The Importance of Support for Child Malnutrition in Phillippines

The Philippines has a chequered past that has seen armed conflict between the Government and various militant groups, leading to the uprooting of millions of citizens from their houses over the past 40 years. Whilst peace has been restored to many parts of the Philippines in the last few years, there are still huge inequities between the wealthy and extremely poor. For those at risk, access to food and clean water is extremely difficult and the biggest repercussion from this is that 20% of Filipino children under the age of five are suffering from malnutrition.

Child Sponsorship

Have you ever been curious about child sponsorship? Perhaps you've thought about wanting to help with some of the problems facing children in developing countries but feel a bit confused?

The particular issues that are tackled by children's charities such as the Ruel Foundation are very easy for most people to relate to and feel strongly about wanting to help where they can. However, sometimes the scale of the problems can seem too large for us as individuals to tackle. For example, it's been estimated by UNICEF that 19,000 children die every day in the world, largely from preventable causes like pneumonia and malnutrition. People want to help but don't know how.