ENVIRONMENT

How this family survives on a trash dump hidden below a volcano, is a devastating reminder that we must reduce plastic pollution whilst increasing the quality of their life.

A million people's trash is one woman's hope.

Meet 28 year-old María Ofelia who for the last 20 years has been living and working in a trash dump - witnessing the growth of plastic pollution hidden at the bottom of Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala. 

 

We came across her story when gaining access to this sealed off trash dump and was shocked to see the desperate conditions she was working in with her three young children.

Upon investigating it was clear this had become a life she did not intend for, and we offered to provide her with the right support that could hopefully change her life.

Around the globe some 15 million people live and work within sprawling municipal rubbish tips. Among many hazardous toxins, landfills create dangerous gasses like methane that effect both their health and our planet.

Together we can prevent this family from having to comb through trash every day to just earn a few dollars - and at the same time raise awareness of the increase in plastic pollution. 

Today, change María and her children's lives by providing them with an education and a new business.

100% of your donation will go to:

> Providing her 3 children with an education for 1 year, so they no longer have to work in these dangerous conditions. 

> Provide Maria with a shop that will allow her to use local tools to start a new business in clothing.

Follow every step.

We will share the progress of Maria's story by filming the change, we call these "Impact Stories", showing you the difference you made on this story. That's what we call true transparency!

Or fundraising for them.

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SCIO Charity:  SC048454

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