Ten years ago, Fr. Jim Hewes read a newspaper article that changed his life. It was about poor people in the Philippines, outside Manila, who existed by scavenging through garbage on a seven-story-high municipal dump.
The story of their extreme poverty could have made the news by itself, but there was more: The mountain of trash had been loosened by rain...
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