Kia PH and Korean youth help build homes in Payatas

Kia PH and Korean youth help build homes in Payatas image

Text: / Photos: Kia Press | posted February 12, 2014 12:43

The Happy Move Camp gives hope to local residents

Last Febuary 7, Kia Motors Philippines partnered with Habitat for Humanity-Philippines and the Happy Move Global Youth Volunteers Corps for the Happy Move Camp held at Bistekville 1 in Brgy. Payatas, Quezon City.

Through Kia’s donation of over Php 2,067,460 (USD 46,000), Happy Move Camp was able to build homes for the local residents. There were 87 Korean college students from the Happy Move Global Youth Volunteers Corps that helped the local residents to build their new homes.

In recent years, Brgy. Payatas has become the open landfill dumpsite which receives Metro Manila’s waste. With this, “the presence of these Korean youth gives hope to the community,” said Gerry De Asis, representative of Habitat for Humanity- Philippines.

“It is my first time to come to the Philippines and it has been a very meaningful experience for me. I realized how blessed I am in my life in Korea and I want to share what I can!” said Ashley Shin, a 22-year-old Computer Science student from Korea University.

The ceremonial turnover of the finished houses will be held on February 13 and will be attended by the executives of Kia’s exclusive distributor in the Philippines - the Columbian Autocar Corporation, local community leaders, Quezon City government officials, and representatives from Kia Motors Corporation and Habitat for Humanity.