The Church is running poverty alleviation programs in communities like Tondo. But it's also fighting against policies that could help them.
Some 10 percent of Filipinos defecate in open places like rivers, fields, and roadsides, leading to the spread of disease.
In the Smokey Mountain community located in Tondo, people make a living through the production of charcoal. Half of the people working there are under the age of 17.