18th Year of
in South East ASEAN Regions
2nd Year in Africa:
West & Central Regions
Appeals 1 Ramadan 2012
Cambodian Kids live amidst Poverty
SUPPORTING THE PHILIPPINES
Has been actively supporting Projects in THE PHILIPPINES since inception of the Charity solely dedicating to this Region known as The South East ASEAN Countries
Which comprises of 10 Countries Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.
Our Primary concern are the poorest of the Countries below:
Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), The Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
forming the South East ASEAN Regions in most needs.
The Richest among them are, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore which are well off in terms of wealth
so we do not concern ourselves
Raindrops UK started a base in The Central Philippines Region 7 and to date operates from the Visayas Region
Most needy Countries we serve in
East Asean Regions
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Up until 1350 these Islands were visited and settled by Indian, Arab, and Chinese Traders amongst the indigenous tribes, Religions were spread amongst by Budhists, Hinduism, and later Islam.
Spain sent Magellan to the Cebu straits around 1528 AD and was slain by Chief Lapu Lapu and his follower tribes at Mactan Island shores.
Years later Spain sent a much more formiddable lot and soon conquered Rajah Humabun and converted en masse to Christianity and Catholics the weaker amonst the Muslims relented too.
They had ways to control the population one way or another
Present day the population has grown to 100M mostly Catholics 93% Muslims 5% Budhists and others 3%.
Chinese Filipinos control most of commerce with a handful of Spanish origins
The British had come for a few years after the Spanish, then America who finally gave independence to a ruined nation from the Japanese onslaught in the late forties.
Leaving the country poor of infrastructure and the rest was by the likes of Marcos and other corrupt adminstrators.
The Muslims are the worse off in these lands with Mindanao being populated by Christians which led to an uprising which has left them in tatters, moving up to the Christian Central & North to seek livelihood and safety
The Country gets through many Typhoons and earthquakes in a year with poverty rife.
THE PHILIPPINES PAST AND PRESENT