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When the City Dump is Your Home

On the outer edge of Cairo, there is dump that is home to thousands of Egypt's poor and persecuted. Read how CBN partners are bringing hope to those who would otherwise be forgotten. Read Transcript


ON THE OUTER EDGE OF EGYPT'S

CAPITAL CITY MEN, WOMEN AND

CHILDREN LIVE AND WORK IN A

GARBAGE DUMP COMMUNITY.

THE STREETS ARE NARROW AND OVER

FLOWING WITH PILES OF TRASH THAT

HORSES AND DONKEYS BROUGHT FROM

THE CITY.

WORKERS USE THEIR HANDS TO CYST

THROUGH THAT TRASH LOOKING FOR

ITEMS TO RECYCLE.

THE SMELL IS UNBEARABLE.

BEFORE THE REVOLUTION THAT

REMOVED EGYPT'S PRESIDENT FROM

OFFICE THIS COMMUNITY WAS A

CAREFULLY GUARDED SECRET.

THE GOVERNMENT DID NOT WANT THE

WORLD TO KNOW ABOUT IT.

NOW ALL THAT HAS CHANGED.

THE PEOPLE HERE ARE MOSTLY

CHRISTIANS LIKE 27 YEAR OLD

MAGDALIVED IN THE GARBAGE

COMMUNITY FOR 18 YEARS.

MANY WOMEN ARE NOT EDUCATED.

CIRCUMCISION OF GIRLS IS COMMON.

I THINK THIS IS THE GREATEST

AREA OF TERROR ATIVITY IN EGYPT

AND CHRISTIANS ARE SUFFERING.

THEY KEEP US FROM GOING OUT WE

ARE NOT ALLOWED GO TO CHURCHES

OR SCHOOLS.

SHE LIVE WITH HER FAMILY IN THE

UNFINISHED BUILDINGS AT THE DUMP

THERE IS NO ESCAPE FROM THE

STENCH AND FILTH WHEN THEY

RETURN HOME FROM WORK.

MOST SUFFER FROM SKIN DISEASES

AND ILLNESSES WITH LITTLE

MONCOMPETENCE FEW KRS MEDICAL

CARE IS A LUXURY FEW CAN AFFORD.

THAT'S WHY "OPERATION BLESSING"

SENT MEDICAL TEAMS INTO THE

COMMUNITY REGULARLY TO CARE FOR

THE RESIDENTS.

AND TO HELP YOUNG WOMEN CONFRONT

A CULTURE THAT MADE THEM INTO

SECOND CLASS CITIZENS "OPERATION

BLESSING" SUPPORTS KING'S

DAUGHTERS THE STAFF PROVIDES

CARE TO HUNDREDS OF WOMEN AND

TEEN GIRLS MUCH THEY PROVIDE

COUNCILING, EDUCATION, SPIRITUAL

GUIDANCE AND SKILL'S TRAINING.

BEING A PART OF THIS HAS MEANT

FINDING HOPE.

I HAVE A NEW RELATIONSHIP

WITH THE WORLD BEFORE I

JOINEDKD.

WHEN I JOINED, EVERYTHING

CHANGED.

THIS IS WHAT THE LORD WANTED FOR

ME.

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