Imagine living in a dump. Smelling the smoke and the rotting garbage…
Spending your days searching through the waste of the city for food or anything you can sell for food. Now imagine living there as a child. Imagine the desperation and abandonment you'd feel if your parents, who were so lost and deeply hurt, considered selling you into prostitution a viable option.
Many of the children who live here are at-risk, without hope for a future. Few are allowed the luxury of school and fewer still the luxury of a childhood. Some turn to drugs or suicide for relief.
Here are the locations that Jeff supports and visits annually:
Villa Esperanza, "Village of Hope", is a place where young girls from La Chureca have found refuge. Here they are first given their own bed with clean
sheets, and clothes and food. School suddenly becomes an option and
with it hope for a better future. In short, they are given a NEW LIFE!
Motastepe. Eliezer is Pastor in one of Managua’s poorest neighborhoods. He is committed to his community and uses his carpentry skills to put food on his own table as well as those in need in Motastepe.
New Dump Site. Gamaliel, along with Pastor Ramón are bringing much needed help to the children who survive by sorting through the city’s newest waste dump.
**For participation or interest in helping these children, please click on the “Villa Esperanza” Link and mention Jeff’s name**
Everything that is given or donated goes directly to these children and helping hands are always welcome.