Girls pose for a portrait in the slum area of Ulingan, where they work at charcoal factories. Located in Tondo (Manila, Philippines), Ulingan (whose name means “place where charcoal is made”) is home to hundreds of families who try to earn a living from smoke and fire. Most parents are too poor to send their children to school, and they need their extra hands to try to augment the family income. The average daily wage for one worker is $2 – $3 U$ Dollars. They work without any protections, and they lack access to the most basic sanitation services.