Zambiza Dump

Caro: Growing Up in the Dump Community

September 14, 2016

Written By Dawn Carnill Caro was born just days after our daycare center opened in the Quito garbage dump. Her mother had been working there since she was a child herself– gleaning things she could use and mining for recyclables to sell. Caro’s two older sisters spent their toddler and preschool years with their mother […]

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Panty Project To Help Women in Poverty

September 1, 2015

By Kelly McClelland, ER Director of Women’s Advocacy Imagine digging through the garbage on a daily basis for recyclable items likes plastic, cardboard, glass and metal to earn your living. Now imagine surviving off of what you uncover in the garbage by selling what you find, eating leftover food, and reusing any goods you find, […]

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Dump Family: From Green Home to Dream Home

August 25, 2015

Every day, Miguel and Jane, their daughter Patricia, their sons Luis, Edison, Miguel and Jefferson, plus two more extend family members, squeezed into their tiny home that featured green paneling near the entrance. Built with scavenged boards, the dilapidated house was all they had. In some countries, the little structure would have been condemned and the family would be out on […]

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