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En Tegucigalpa: El Crematorio (The Dump)

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Uploaded on Jul 20, 2007

In Tegucigalpa all of the garbage is brought to one place, and if you go to this place it is like you are in another world. I had the opportunity to go to the dump and to also see a ministry that is taking place just outside the dump. The ministry is one of education, where around 150 children attend a school, which will allow them to achieve greater opportunities in the future. The reason there is a need for ministry at this dump is because there are around 1,000 people who live IN the dump. These people are in a very dangerous place because of all the toxic substances they live around. Some of the problems existing in the dump are HIV, prostitution, drug addiction, alcoholism, and abortions. The average life expectancy is around 40 years. It was a very humbling and surreal experience to be there.

While I was filming this experience, the ministry that was taking place was done by students and faculty from the Instituto Evangélico Penzotti, located here in Teguc. They distributed water and bread for the people. The pastor who works outside the dump told us about the great need that these people have for water. The people that we saw collecting trash were actually workers in the dump, but they only earn around 20-60 lempiras per day. (that's roughly 1 to 3 dollars). With all this work they get thirsty and many will drink any liquid they can find in the trash.

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