51-Year-Old Garbage Collector Saved His Meager Salary Of Under $10/Day To Pay For His Daughter's Education
June 20, 2018
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.