Manny Pacquiao has built an entire village and provided accommodations for the poor in his home province.
In the childhood of a Filipino boy named Manny Pacquiao, finding even a small handful of rice for lunch was difficult.
But thanks to his perseverance and desire to overcome poverty, the boy was able to reach the pinnacle of fame.
Now he is a unique boxer who has become a world champion in 8 weight classes.
Fame did not overpower the boxer, and despite incredible success, he remembered the poverty of his childhood.
That’s why he decided to donate a portion of the large prize money he received for his fights to build an entire village for the poor residents of his home province.
Manny decided not to stop there, and today, thanks to his kindness, over a thousand families have a roof over their heads.
The beautiful village is called Pack-Man Village, named after the boxer.
Each house in the village is designed for two families and has two separate entrances from different sides.
In addition to residential buildings in the village, there are also sports fields, a park, and a center.
Manny himself recalls his childhood with sadness: he grew up in a very poor extended family, and often, his diet consisted only of bananas and root vegetables.
At the age of 12, he had to drop out of school and take a job as a street vendor selling donuts. Then his uncle began to train the future boxing champion.
According to Manny’s uncle, the boy always had a strong will.
“Every morning, he would wake up at 4 a.m. and go jogging. And after six months of intense training, I said, ‘This boy will one day become a world champion.’ And it happened.”