They challenge you to be an Ultra Mega Friend

A story by Our Better World - telling stories of good to inspire action.

When 30 university students come together to help another student financially, that's pretty impressive.

When all 30 are on financial assistance themselves - known as scholars in the Philippines - that's a whole new level of giving.

"Yes, our situations are full of struggles but those will not stop us from giving," says Adeline Intervalo, one of the friends that make up the Ultra Mega Friends Foundation (UMFF). 

"We can give out of our poverty."

The friends, who say giving comes from the heart rather than the wallet, set aside 150 pesos (US$3.20) each, every month.

In order to do that, they sometimes skip meals or walk to school instead of taking the bus.

The money that they pool together is used to pay for college for a student who's unable to afford it.

The friends currently sponsor one student, and while they hope to help more students in the future themselves, they hope other students will group together and do something similar.

Has this story inspired you to do something similar? We'd love to hear about it here.

Producer: Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala
Directors: Jeannette Ifurung and Heintje Fernandez
Editor: Heintje Fernandez
Production Manager: Zonia
Bandoy
Writer: Ed Lingao
Production Assistant: Agapito Relox