- Posted by Courtney Quigley
- On January 18, 2016
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This past August over two groups of over 75 humanitarians and Barrington residents traveled down to the heart of the Guatemala City garbage dump communities to change the lives of 8 special families.
These families face incredible challenges daily as they live on the outskirts of Latin America’s largest landfill. The residents of this area live in homes made from items they have claimed from the dump. A majority of the homes are made from corrugated metal and bed sheets for doors.
Aside from the health problems caused by the unsanitary conditions, many have been victims of violent crimes as well. For three years the local Barrington non-profit Hope’s In has provided these families with cinderblock walls, concrete floors, indoor pluming and a metal door with a lock. Although it may not seem like much to the average American, for the treasures of the garbage dump communities it is an answered prayer and a long awaited dream.