Friday, 17 June 2016 06:18

Hope at the Trash Dump

On June 15th our team in Guatemala traveled to Puerto de San Jose where we met a beautiful group of children at a local school, most who live four kilometers (3 Miles) away from the school in the village Los Tubos. They live and work at the trash dump to help their families survive by recycling materials found in the dump. These children travel by old raggedy bikes or by foot alone or in groups amid sugar cane and banana crops in order to study at this school. We met the school director, Azmitia and a teacher and they explained to us that the children often arrive to school with an empty stomach, making it difficult for them to focus on their studies.