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Toxic, Ugly Fish... Beware!

Luz and her four children live in a shack by a river in Peru. The water is polluted and toxic—but its fish were the only source of food. Find out the total transformation you made possible for this family Read Transcript


THIS WOMAN AND FOUR CHILDREN

LIVE ON THE BANKS OF PERU.

THE HOUSE IS SURROUNDED BY WATER

WHICH COMES UP THROUGH THE FLOOR

DURING FLOOD SEASON.

I COULDN'T FIX MY HOUSE

BECAUSE WE HAD NO MONEY.

ONE DAY SEVEN-YEAR-OLD

FRANCES PLAYING AT THE BACK OF

THE HOUSE WHEN HE FELL INTO THE

RIVER.

HE DIDN'T YET KNOW HOW TO SWIM.

I WAS WASHING AND HEARD THE

SPLASH.

I RAN OUTSIDE.

SHE WATCHED AS FRANCES

SLIPPED UNDER THE WATER AND

PRAYED HER SON WOULD SURFACE.

WHEN HE DID, SHE WAS ABLE TO

RESCUE HIM.

THE RIVER HAS BECOME A DANGEROUS

PLACE FOR THE FAMILY, NOT

BECAUSE OF WHERE THE HOUSE IS

LOCATED BUT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO

FISH HERE TO FIND FOOD.

EVEN FIVE-YEAR-OLD CAROL KNOW

YOU SHOULDN'T EAT THIS TYPE OF

FISH FROM A POLLUTED RIVER.

I HAVE TO EAT AN UGLY FISH.

IT IS GARBAGE.

OPERATION BLESSING HELPED THE

FAMILY IN TWO IMPORTANT WAYS.

FIRST WE BUILT THEM A NEW HOUSE

WHICH FLOATS A CONSTANT 15

INCHES ABOVE THE RISING WATER

EVEN DURING THE FLOOD SEASON.

WE GAVE THEM A GRANT TO START AN

ICE CREAM AND DRINK STATION.

THERE IS A SCHOOL NEARBY AND

BUSINESS IS GOOD AND SHE IS

MAKING ENOUGH MONEY TO SUPPORT

HER FAMILY.

I AM HAPPY.

I HAVE A NEW BUSINESS.

NOW THEY LACK NOTHING.

THANK YOU OPERATION BLESSING.

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