Zambiza Dump

Caro: Growing Up in the Dump Community

September 14, 2016

    Dawn Carnill (Sept. 14, 2016) 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 […]

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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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