Archive for June, 2008

IRC Torch team visits dump 2008

IRC-Torch team visits dump

6/26/08

How is your imagination? For example. Have you ever had to face a surgery, the dentist or a procedure or talking with a friend about something that you really dreaded? You may have dreaded it for days or weeks and in your mind it was going to be a bad outcome and painful.

Such was the case at the dump. What we imagined in our minds did not touch what was there. It was worse than the worst picture in our minds. The odor was overpowering but not as overpowering as the tremendous human need in one place at the same time.

We have never been to the dump in Tegucigalpa but heard that people lived there and needed help so we arranged to go there for a visit. We packed 300 lunches for the people living there. Our team arrived to find that alot more than 300 people lived and survive at this small portion of the dump. The small section we were in was as big as a football field and had trash as high as a 3 story building in places. A bulldozer in constant motion to move mounds from one place to another as the people with no other way of surviving and eating scurry like ants to get at the rotton food and supplies in the piles. The bulldozer not even willing to stop for anyone or anything. Here are the homes they live in on the side of the dump.