"Names changed to protect the identity of the children"
Annabel 9 years old - Female
Anabel is the second child amongst four siblings who was given away at the age of four and suffered terrible abuse, she became a victim of physical, psychological and sexual mistreatment. During her first day inside Rainbow House, Angel was very observant but felt very shy especially when someone would talk to her, but after a few days, she gradually felt more comfortable in her new surroundings and started to become more at ease with the people around her that showed genuine love and care. She has been enrolled as a kinder garten 2 pupil at the Parents Heritage Academy in Iligan City and now resides as one of the Rainbow House kids.
Jonno - 7 years old - Male
Jono’s parents separated when he was just a baby. He has six siblings and was given to relatives when he was only three months old. He has been sleeping rough in the market place with his siblings since the flood.
Gerry - 8 years old - Male
Gerry and his family were victims of the flood. When the flood hit Gerald and his sister Stephney witnessed their mother drown before their eyes. Gerald’s house was completely destroyed, and she and her brother were forced into an evacuation centre before they arrived at Rainbow house, literally only left with the clothes on their backs.
Sarah May - 8 years old - Female
Sarah May is the younger sister of Gerald. Their mother drowned in the flood and her father has found it impossible to meet the needs of his eight children after the typhoon. They lost everything they had, being left with literally the close they were wearing.
Aljuben grew up not knowing his father as his birth was a result of an affair. His mother later abandoned him to his grandmother, who had no income herself. After the flood, Aljuben had nowhere to go except a squalid and overcrowded evacuation centre, and from there he came to Rainbow house.