Homeless boy's 'future secured' after photo goes viral

Image of nine-year-old studying in a Philippine car park attracts a flood of donations, but many kids are not so lucky.

    Under the dim light of a McDonald’s car park in Cebu province, in the central Philippines, a homeless nine-year-old boy Daniel Cabrera was photographed doing his homework on the pavement.

    The photo was posted online and soon went viral - attracting thousands of dollars from donors all over the world.

    Cabrera's mother says her son's future is now secured, but he is one of the lucky ones.

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports on the plight of millions of young children stuck in poverty in the Philippines.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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