One of the greatest challenges facing AFE’s students is not the garbage dump, but the families into which they were born. When the parents or guardians cat
Our students’ parents have been known to force their children to go scavenge in the afternoons while they lie drunk on their beds, they have pressured their children to drop out of school completely to support the family income or to “take a wife” at thirteen years old. At the worst, the use and abuse their children and pass on addictions. Reaching families is crucial to breaking the cycle of poverty in the next generation.
For this reason, we have
Additionally, AFE has been working to build Homes of Dignity for our families in the most desperate situation. Since beginning the program in 2009, we have completed ten new homes for families who were once for all practicality, homeless. This is a huge step forward in their financial security and overall health and safety.