WHO WE ARE

Companion with the Poor is a non-profit, Christian organization that works with the poorest communities in Metro Manila by planting holistic churches that meet the spiritual and physical needs of the most marginalized in the least reached slums. CWTP partners with local churches to plant sustainable churches within two years.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness. - Sidney Poitier

STORIES FROM THE SLUMS

A Poverty Profile of Metro Manila

a poverty profile

  • There are 586 slums in Metro Manila alone. These are homes of the poor. But they remain the frontier for evangelical mission work.
  • The United Nations says that any person who lives on less than USD1.25 (Php58) per day is poor.
  • In the Philippines, the poverty level is USD 0.76 (Php38) per day.
  • 27.6 million Filipinos (33%) live below the poverty standard.
  • 12.2 million Filipinos (15%) live below the subsistence standard.