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A House in a Day and Hope for the Future

Abandoned by her husband, Elizabeth tried to shelter her children under plastic bags and tarps. Discover how she not only got a home - but a new future for her family. Read Transcript


Reporter: LIFE WAS

ALREADY HARD FOR ELIZABETH

AND HER THREE CHILDREN WHEN

HER HUSBAND DECIDED TO

ABANDON THE FAMILY.

ELIZABETH AND THE KIDS MOVED

IN WITH HER SISTER.

THERE WAS LITTLE ROOM THERE,

SO ELIZABETH SAVED AND

SEARCHED TO FIND PLASTIC

TARPS, FROM WHICH SHE MADE A

ROOF FOR THIS MAKESHIFT

HOUSE.

I REMEMBER ONE NIGHT IT

RAINED, AND THE PLASTIC

BEGAN TO LEAK.

MY CHILDREN GOT WET, SO I

HAD TO GET THEM UP TO CHANGE

THEIR CLOTHES.

Reporter: ELIZABETH

DOES WHAT SHE CAN TO MAKE

MONEY.

SOME DAYS SHE GOES TO THE

MARKET TO PEEL GARLIC ON

UNIONS FOR $1 A DAY.

ONE DAY WE FOUND ELIZABETH

LIVING WITH HER KIDS UNDER

THE PLASTIC TARP.

THAT SAME DAY WE TOLD HER WE

WOULD BUILD HER A NEW HOUSE

FOR FREE.

I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT.

I NEVER THOUGHT ANYONE WOULD

BUILD ME A HOUSE.

I WATCHED THEM BUILD IT WITH

GREAT JOY.

Reporter: WITHIN A

SINGLE DAY, "OPERATION

BLESSING" PUT UP THE NEW

HOUSE AND GAVE ELIZABETH THE

KEY.

WHEN THEY GAVE ME THE

KEYS TO MY NEW HOUSE, I

CRIED, BUT THEY WERE TEARS

OF JOY.

Reporter: TO HELP

ELIZABETH BOOST HER INCOME,

"OPERATION BLESSING"

ENROLLED HER IN A SEWING

WORKSHOP.

ALREADY SHE HAS BIG PLANS ON

WHAT SHE'LL DO WHEN THE

CLASS IS FINISHED.

I AM LEARNING TO SEW

TOWELS AND SHIRTS.

I WANT TO START MY OWN

BUSINESS.

THANKS, "OPERATION

BLESSING," FOR GIVING US THE

HOUSE AND THE SEWING

LESSONS.

NOW MY CHILDREN AND I WILL

T STAY WARM AND DRY.

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