Transforming young lives in Manila through education

Welcome to Children of the Dump in Manila

Children of the Dump provides education, family support and loving care to deprived children living in extreme poverty on and around the Payatas and San Isidro rubbish dumps in Manila in the Philippines. Today we help care for up to about 300 children in different ways, some of whom have been neglected, abused or even abandoned. Since 1975 the supporters of Children of The Dump, along with our Filipino charity partner (ASCF), have been giving young lives the chance to escape the cycle of poverty through education.

Children in need of sponsors today

There are 2 young children looking for their education place to be sponsored today.

Sponsors are welcome from anywhere in the world.

Your donation is a powerful way to help transform lives. By giving your support you become part of the solution.


Changing lives

My name is Rosa, I used to work on the Payatas dump with my family everyday within the rotting rubbish and rats. We would collect plastic and glass things, wash them in the stream nearby and Dad would sell them on. Now, because of my sponsor through the Grapevine project, I am getting help to go to school.  One day I hope to be a nurse and to move my family away from working on the Dump. Another sponsor will help my little sister go to the Cashew project so she will be ready to go to school next year.

Getting involved

You can make a Regular Monthly Donation, Sponsor a Child monthly or just make a One Off Donation.

You can also support the Children of the Dump by Fundraising, leaving us a gift in your Will, you can even contribute just by shopping online with thousands of retailers without spending anything extra.


Monthly Donation

Make a Regular Monthly Donation of an amount that suits you that helps all the children with the ESSENTIALS programme. 


Sponsor a Child

You can sponsor a child Monthly through Cashew Early Years, Grapevine Outreach or the Mango Tree House.


One off Donation

You can make a One off Single Payment donation if a Regular Monthly Donation is not right for you.