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Kirsty Clark's Fundraiser:

BAREFOOT FOR LA CHURECA

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THE STORY:

La Chureca encompasses a community of people who live amongst the garbage in decrepit shacks and earn a living around the dump collecting recyclables to sell. The dump is a horrible place, rampant with infection and disease. The mortality rate is high, lending to the fact that 75% of the individuals who live in the dump are under the age of 18. One of the efforts to help to give the children of the dump a future includes a small school at the heart of the community through on organization called Open Hearts. I was able to spend a morning at the school reading to and playing with some of the most precious pre-schoolers you have ever seen. Despite my broken Spanish I was able to communicate my love for the children and my desire to help their situation. Also within the dump is a feeding center, which gives daily lunches to many kids. There too I got to spend time playing and talking with the children. The lives of the families of La Chureca are so vastly different from our lives here, that even after seeing it, it is incomprehensible. Many of the children are running around without shoes or clothes and often go without many of the basic necessities we take for granted.

If you are unable to give at this time please keep the community of La Chureca in your thoughts and prayers during our week of compassion and always. Thank you in advance for any help you can give to this wonderful cause!

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