The city of coal,Manila
Category: Travel Portraits
Photo and caption by Claudio Ceriali
In the slum area of Ulingan, near Manila, hundreds of families earn their living from the charcoal industry. The air is thick with smoke as children and adults of all ages get to work. Families have lived in these conditions for generations but now a project to test smokeless kilns is under way, and local NGO Project Pearls is helping to ensure that children living in the slum receive a few decent meals a week and some education.