Meet Darius, a Dignity employee working in our Waste Disposal Unit. Before joining our team, life was hard. With a wife and 10 children at home, the income he was making from fishing and farming simply could not sustain his family’s needs. This led to large debts and high loan interest rates making it difficult to pay school fees for his kids.
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Shirley's family was struggling to survive. Her husband, Ramir, took whatever small jobs he could get to help the family, but without land, his only options were to work helping on a rice farm or a fishing boat, where he received a small share of rice or fish. The pay was irregular and unsustainable, so he made the tough choice to look for work in Manila and send money back to Shirley and the kids (ages four, six, and eight). In exchange for this sacrifice, they received $33.50 per week. That's just not enough....