The Lady in the Rubbish Tip

The Lady in the Rubbish Tip

We were travelling home from being out yesterday and stopped for some refreshments. As soon as we opened the car door there was an incredible stench, which was coming from a large pile of rubbish about 30 metres down the road. We had to walk past the rubbish to get to the place we were going and on the way past we saw a middle aged lady with a small child right in the middle sorting through it, for food and perhaps things to sell.

This wasn’t someone standing on the side of the road with her hand out asking for money, this was someone doing something about her situation. We gave her 100 php ($3) and her face lit up as though all her Christmas’s had come at once!