Komunidad: Life in Rural Philippines
Children and Families in the Community
You do not have to go far out of the urban cities to suddenly see the stark contrast of life in rural Philippines. In many rural Filipino communities, it is subsistence living, growing and rearing what they eat. Each season many Filipinos expectantly wait on whether or not they will have a surplus to sell. Uncontrollable factors, such as devastating weather, can have a significant effect on food production.
Each of these hard-working communities supplies food and materials for their rural villages as well as for surrounding cities. They are crucial contributors to their society’s survival and future. However, many of these local members struggle to provide for their own families.
Children in rural komidads are incredibly active. You can often observe children actively utilizing their environmental elements and natural scenery to make a large playground within their local community.