The Matamoros dump is a community of people who live along the trash dump in Matamoros, Mexico. This is how they live.
- Kids came running to greet us as they knew what was in the van.
One resident led grace before the kids tore into the hot burgers from McDonalds.
Most houses had no electricity.
Those kids took to their new ball right away.
This little Pele was very good.
The gargantuan mountain of trash.
Barefoot is a way of life.
A lady said, “Mi casa es tu casa,” which literally means, “My house is your house.” She said in Spanish, “As poor as it is, it is yours as well.” What generosity with what little she owned.
This fancy outhouse had paint.
Checking out the new backpack.
Few can afford to hook up electricity.
The ever-pervasive mountain of trash.
This is what it is all about.