Children’s lives are often influenced by the circumstances of their parents. When resources are scarce, a home may be found even in a cemetery.
Children of these families help shape a unique life in an unlikely place. They live in local cemeteries, sleep on graves, and seek shelter inside mausoleums - which their parents often maintain in exchange for the opportunity to live there. But kids will be kids and have ways of making their home a playground. They find joy in everyday life, while growing up among the dead.
February 2020, Manila, Philippines.