The little boy with a big heart

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Streetchild turned philanthropist Cris Valdez (left) and his group of caring children have made it their mission to help the needy and fellow children through their own savings. (Photo by CHARI VILLEGAS)
Streetchild turned philanthropist Cris Valdez (left) and his group of caring children have made it their mission to help the needy and fellow children through their own savings. (Photo by CHARI VILLEGAS)

A few years back, Cris “Kesz” Valdez was like any other streetchild – he begged and cursed on the side. He would rather sleep on the pavements than go home and get a beating from his father or brother.

Instead of being in school, then three-year-old Kesz was digging into the dumpsites of Cavite with his siblings to augment the income of their father, a sidecar driver, and mother, a fish vendor. He would rummage the garbage for plastic bottles and other recyclable materials and sell it to earn at least P20 a day.

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