Amazing Grace

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.
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.

One resident led grace before the kids tore into the hot burgers from McDonalds.

Most houses had no electricity.

Most houses had no electricity.

They took to that new ball right away.

 Those kids took to their new ball right away.

This little Pele' was very, very good.

This little Pele was very good.

The gargantuan mountain.

The gargantuan mountain of trash.

No electricity.

No electricity.

Barefoot is a way of life.

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.

This fancy outhouse had paint.

Checking out the new backpack.

Checking out the new backpack.

Few can afford to hook up electricity.

Few can afford to hook up electricity.

The ever-pervasive mountain of trash.

The ever-pervasive mountain of trash.

What it's really all about.
This is what it is all about.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: