Have you ever seen such an infectious smile? Meet Madel, a little girl from Norzagaray, Philippines. Though Madel is from a first-class municipality, she is far from a first-class life. Given her huge smile, one would never know that Madel is too poor to attend school or even eat a proper meal. Then again, her mother sells barbecue sticks for a living and can barely make ends meet.
(Click the pictures below for a closer look at Madel’s home)
Now entering grade one, Madel struggles to read and write, and is trailing behind her classmates. However, thanks to Lana, Madel now has a sponsor. She is able to eat and attend school. You can imagine how big her smile is these days!
“She continues to blossom even through her circumstances, I continue to be happy that she was chosen as my little girl to sponsor,” beams Lana, Madel’s Sponsor since 2009. “It gives me such joy to know she has a better life these days.”