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Sleeping with the Rats

Kitty is a little girl who lived at a garbage dump. She ate the food she found there and tried to avoid being bitten by the rats. Life is very different for Kitty now—see how you helped change everything for her. Read Transcript


HER NAME IS MARABELLE, BUT EVERYONE

HERE KNOWS HER AS KITTY.

SHE'S HAD TO ENDURE LIVING AND

WORKING ON THIS GARBAGE DUMP FOR

AS LONG AS SHE CAN REMEMBER.

EACH NIGHT AFTER THE TRASH IS

DUMPED HERE, THE LITTLE GIRL

SCURRIES TO PICK UP AS MANY

PLASTIC BOTTLES AS SHE CAN FOR

HER GRANDMA TO RECYCLE.

SOMETIMES SHE ALSO FINDS A SCRAP

OF FOOD OR A DISCARDED TOY TO

PLAY WITH.

I DON'T LIKE TO LIVE HERE.

WHEN MY TUMMY HURTS, I PICK UP

FOOD AT THE DUMP AND EAT IT.

THIS IS KITTY'S GRANDMOTHER.

SHE TOLD US HOW KITTY CAME TO

LIVE WITH HER.

HER MOTHER ABANDONED HER.

THAT'S WHY SHE LIVES WITH ME.

IT IS PRETTY HOPELESS FOR US.

THEN WE SAW WHERE KITTY AND

HER GRANDMOTHER LIVE, RIGHT HERE

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DUMP SITE.

GRANDMA IS ESPECIALLY CONCERNED

ABOUT THE RATS.

I AM AFRAID THAT THE RATS

BITE KITTY OR ONE OF THE OTHER

KIDS WHO LIVE HERE.

SO CBN DECIDED TO HELP KITTY

AND HER GRANDMOTHER.

FIRST WE BUILT THEM A NEW HOUSE

FAR FROM THE SIT SIGHTS AND SMELLS

AND RATS ON THE DUMP.

IT WAS AN EXCITING DAY WHEN THEY

GOT TO MOVE IN.

IT FEELS SO GOOD TO HAVE THE

NEW HOUSE.

NEXT, BECAUSE CBN MOVED THEM

FAR FROM THE DUMP, WE KNEW THAT

GRANDMA NOW HAD NO WAY TO MAKE

MONEY TO SUPPORT THEM.

SO WE SET UP A SMALL CLOTHING

BUSINESS FOR HER RIGHT IN THE

MARKETPLACE NEAR THE NEW HOME.

ALREADY GRANDMA'S INCOME IS

BETTER THAN SHE EVER MADE

WORKING AT THE DUMP.

I'M MAKING GOOD MONEY WITH MY

NEW BUSINESS.

THEN WE WERE ABLE TO HELP

KITTY TO ATTEND THIS SCHOOL RUN

BY CHRISTIANS.

HERE SHE RECEIVES A GOOD

EDUCATION AND HOT, NUTRITIOUS

MEALS DURING THE DAY.

THANKS IN PART TO A NEW KITCHEN

PROVIDED BY CBN.

I LIKE TO STUDY HERE.

I WANT TO BE A DOCTOR WHEN I

GROW UP SO I CAN HELP OTHERS.

FINALLY, DURING A SUMMER

BIBLE OUTREACH FOR ALL THE KIDS

AT THE DUMP, WHICH WAS SPONSORED

BY CBN, KITTY PRAYED AND ASKED

JESUS TO COME AND LIVE IN HER

HEART.

I'M SO THANKFUL FOR THE HOUSE

AND THE NEW BUSINESS, BUT MOSTLY

I AM GRATEFUL WE DON'T LIVE AT

THE GARBAGE DUMP ANYMORE.

THANK YOU, OPERATION BLESSING.

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