Close Ad

Family Of 11 Lived In Poverty - Years Later, Siblings Work Hard And Honour Parents In A Beautiful Way
9 siblings who lived in a small hut grow up to build their parents a mansion
Uplifting News

Family Of 11 Lived In Poverty - Years Later, Siblings Work Hard And Honour Parents In A Beautiful Way

Nine siblings whose education allowed them to escape poverty gave the home they grew up in a stunning makeover.

Whenever somebody is asked how they would spend their newfound fortune if they ever “make it big,” the answer is usually “I would buy my parents a home.” It is a dream for many of us to give back to the people who raised us, and buying a home often means a promise of comfort, stability, and safety. For nine siblings in the Philippines, this dream became a reality when they transformed their childhood hut into a massive dream home. 

Less fortunate

Growing up, the Gorra family was poor. The two parents and nine children who made up the family survived on very little, and lived together in a small and isolated hut. Often, families who find themselves in this type of situation have to end their children’s education early and send them to work, just to make ends meet. However, the Gorra parents refused to halt their children’s schooling, and worked hard to keep the family going on two incomes. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, all nine of their children were able to get a good education and escape the cycle of poverty they were born into. 


Home is where the heart is

While the children didn’t mind growing up in their hut, they always dreamed of one day buying their own homes and buying their parents a beautiful home too. 

The Gorra children’s dreams came true. They grew up to have lucrative jobs and eventually pooled their money in order to transform their old family home into a beautiful mansion. Unfortunately, the Gorra parents both passed away before the amazing renovation was finished, but they died knowing that their sacrifices were worth it. Their children had beautiful lives and are forever grateful to their parents for blessing them with the gift of education. 

The power the education

Education is a powerful tool for breaking cycles of poverty. According to UNESCO, one additional year of school can boost lifetime earnings by 10 percent and maternal deaths would shrink by two thirds if all mothers completed primary education.

These are just some of the benefits of an educated population. If all of us sought to be educated ourselves and invested in the education of our families, we would leave the world better than we found it. 

More uplifting news

there is power in learning
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."- Nelson Mandela

Hot Stories

Snoop Dogg Wouldn't Choose Sides, Tupac Called Him Out
Snoop Dogg The Family You Choose
content.jwplatform.com

Snoop Dogg is an icon of positivity and peace, but that wasn't always the case. After the "Drop It Like It's Hot" gangster rapper faced felony charges and 3-year prison sentence he decided to make a change. Slowly but surely, Snoop Dogg traded in the "guns, drugs, and thugs" lifestyle for cannabis and a lucrative business partnership with Martha Stewart. But decades later it seems his past is coming back to haunt him. In a shocking interview, Jada Pinkett-Smith confronts Snoop about Tupac’s tragic death. She asks the questions no one dared ask: Why did Snoop and Tupac have a falling out? Did Snoop betray Tupac to save himself?

Steve Irwin’s Wife Reveals Who Targeted Their Family | Uncovering The Death Of The Crocodile Hunter
Uncovering The Death Of The Crocodile Hunter
content.jwplatform.com

Australian zookeeper and conservationist Steve Irwin, renowned for his daring encounters with wildlife, captivated millions worldwide. His unexpected and tragic death deeply saddened many. Yet, shortly after his passing, a billion-dollar mining company posed a threat to his legacy. In response, his wife Terri and children Bindi and Robert fiercely defended his memory and conservation efforts.

Videos

Get stories worth sharing delivered to your inbox