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The Philippinische Kinderhilfe (Philippine Child Assistance) was established in 1999 by Marion to help impoverished Filipino children. She was inspired to set up the charity group after a trip to the Philippines in 1997, during which she witnessed the misery of the street children in Manila.
Since then, Maurerís main objectives have been to keep the children healthy and well-fed and allow them to receive a decent education. For this purpose, she collects donations and organizes sponsorships wherein interested parties can serve as "parents" to the children, by pledging an amount monthly for their care.
Today, the association works at nine different locations in the Philippines. Since the establishment of Philippinische Kinderhilfe, 175 children have been granted scholarships. Marion Maurer visits the Philippines three to four times a year for the distribution of donations in the name of the organization.
(You may reach Marion Maurer at tel. no. (06083) 1454; fax no. (06083) 9301030; mobile (0170) 7341110; or e-mail: SpaceMama@t-online.de)
Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi
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