Christian is a child laborer from a remote mountain community in Libacao, Aklan.
He was featured in the Iwitness documentary “Abakang Pera”.
Abaca is a special kind of fiber used in the production of paper money. But abaca harvesting is a tough job. Due to poverty, Christian is forced to work at a young age. Project Malasakit took him in as scholar in 2017 and helped him finish senior high school. He doesn’t want to go to college but intends to take a vocational course in electronics.