Non-profit gives garbage dwellers a new lease on life in Guatemala

Americas Now

The Guatemala City garbage dump is the largest and most dangerous open landfill in Central America. Measuring more than 16 hectares, and with an estimated 500 tons of trash dumped in it each day, the 11,000 people who work or live near it rely on that garbage to survive.

But one organization has been trying to help improve workers’ lives by teaching them new skills and creating programs to help their children escape the cycle of poverty.

Harris Whitbeck introduces us to the people behind Game Changer “Safe Passage.”

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Game Changer: "Safe Passage" gives garbage dwellers a new lease on life

Game Changer: "Safe Passage" gives garbage dwellers a new lease on life

In the largest and most dangerous open landfill in Latin America, one organization is trying to give workers - and their children - the opportunity to create lasting change.
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