PCF was registered in the UK in 2002 by our founder and CEO Jane Walker MBE after 8 years of working in the Philippines with the poorest of the urban poor. PCF works in the most depressed areas of the Philippines reaching out to communities that live in extreme crisis situations, unable to provide for their most basic needs and without the hope or ability to change their futures.
PCF’s five programmes operate in a large slum area in Tondo, Manila, San Jose Cemetery in Navotas, Manila and Baguio rubbish dump. Targeted beneficiaries are children and their families living in squalid shanty towns by city rubbish dumps where residents search for recyclable rubbish. PCF community schools, feeding and health programmes help rescue child labourers, as young as 4 years old, from the rubbish dumps. Adult skills training and livelihood projects offer families an alternative income to waste picking.
PCF focuses its approach at family and community levels, holding firm that every Filipino child and their family should be secure and free from the effects of poverty. PCF strongly believes in working with the community for the community and we strive to find innovative solutions to the needs of the communities we serve.