VIDEO: This young girl scavenges junk to help father
This is the story of 9-year old Junnellyn Adoptante who took upon herself to collect recyclable material to help out her father

MANILA, Philippines – Nine-year old Junnellyn Adoptante continues to inspire thousands of netizens through a video of her collecting recyclable material. 

The video, uploaded by Zoie and Jay Grama, shows Junnellyn in her school uniform gathering carton, bottles, and cardboxes.

She willingly scavenges for junk to help out her father in his work as a junk collector.

Gusto ko makapagtapos siya sa pagaaral kasi `yun ang pina-kabasic — kung makapagtapos siya, kahit saan siya pumunta, kaya niyang magtagumpay lalo na’t positive attitude niya sa buhay,” Jay Grama said.

(I hope she finishes school because that’s a stepping stone. If she graduates, I know she will succeed whenever she goes especially because she has a positive outlook in life.)  

Since the video went viral, a couple of kind-hearted individuals reached out to Jay Grama offering help for Junnellyn. One of them is an Overseas Filipino Worker in Qatar who sent a small cash donation for the Adoptante family.

The video tells the story of Junellyn and how she’s trying to help her family. – 

We are looking for an organization who can help Junnellyn and her family. If you know a group, please email

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