May 30, 2013. A heavy downpour greeted the morning. I feared the rain would not let up that day. But the trip had to push through. Everything was already set.
So we traveled all the way from Catarman to Rawis, Laoang on a jeepney. We crossed a river from Rawis to Palapag where the sun finally smiled on us.
In Palapag, the boxes full of bags and school supplies were loaded on top of a jeepney. “We have no covering for this,” the jeepney driver told me. So I just prayed that it would not rain before we reach the town of Gamay. Otherwise, everything inside the boxes would be soaking wet. It didn’t rain.
It was already late in the afternoon when we brought the boxes to two locations in the town of Gamay, a 4th-class municipality in Northern Samar. We went to Barangay Central first then to Barangay Burabod.
Most of the children were very shy. They would hide when they knew a camera was focused on them. But they eventually loosened up, and there was nothing like seeing them smile 🙂
So here, my dear friends, are the photos of children you made smile last May 30. Sorry if they’re dark. It was already very late in the afternoon and I had no dedicated flash.
Barangay Central Distribution
Barangay Burabod Distribution
Thank you everyone for continuously supporting this project. My heart truly swells with happiness and gratitude. Special thanks to the Villareal family of Mandaluyong City for the big, big help.
Hope you’ll again join me next time in making more children smile! God bless you all and mabuhay kayong lahat!