Empowering Filipino Women
I believe in helping people who help themselves.
The decision to empower Filipino women was an easy choice. I grew up in the Philippines and I know first-hand the struggle that women face every day in a culture which put women in a subservient role. But these women are hard working, resilient and hopeful. Hopeful that they will be able to improve their lives and the lives of their children when provided with a resource to do so.
Therefore, I made commitment to support these women with every photoshoot that I do. It started with just one recipient and the number just keeps going. I am very excited to reach 5oo recipients.
Thank you so much for all the women I have photographed for making this endeavor possible.
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About the Philippines
The Philippines (/ˈfɪləpiːnz/ (listen) FIL-ə-peenz; Filipino: Pilipinas [ˌpɪlɪˈpinɐs] or Filipinas [ˌfɪlɪˈpinɐs]), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas),[a] is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.