Ruel Apin
     Here are a couple of shots of Ruel Apin.  Ruel shown at left is what he looked like when we first picked up his sponsorship.  He was 4 or 5 at the time
We had Ruel for 4 years, and you can see from the shot at right that he has grown during the time we were Sponsoring Ruel.   Ruel lives in a stick house built on poles, over a mosquito infested swamp in the Philippines.   The living conditions are deplorable with little drinking water, no electricity, and inadequate sanitary conditions.   It is a very depressed area. 
Every 6 months we get a new photo of the child we are sponsoring and a progress report telling how he or she is doing.   We have several shots of Ruel as he was growing up and you can see them by clicking the photo on the right, the older one.   Clicking on the photo at the left, the younger one, will bring you back to the friends page and the main menu at that location.