51-Year-Old Garbage Collector Saved His Meager Salary Of Under $10/Day To Pay For His Daughter's Education
June 20, 2018 17:20
By 2013, the Philippines was the 12th most populous country in the world with 98.4 million people. With labor participation among men standing at 80% and a national GDP per capita of US $2,791, many people in the country were dependent on government aid.
Public spending on education was also quite low, standing at 2.8% of GDP. Much of this was due to the global financial crisis. Only well-to-do people were able to afford education and for other families, they had to make big sacrifices to keep their children in school.