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No Walls to Keep Out the Rats!

Hardworking father struggles to raise two sons in a house without walls—and with lots of rats. See the results of your compassion. Read Transcript


Reporter: FOR THE PAST

17 YEARS, ELVIS TECHO HAS

BEEN RAISING HIS SONS AS A

SINGLE PARENT.

THE BOYS' MOTHER LEFT ONE

DAY AND NEVER RETURNED.

ELVIS, JR. AND DAVI ARE THE

MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN MY

LIFE.

Reporter: ELVIS HAS A

BACK-BREAKING JOB HAULING

BANANAS TO THE MARKET.

HE HEADS OUT AT 4:00 AND THE

MORNING TO BUY A FEW BUNCHES

TO SELL THERE.

MY DAD MEANS EVERYTHING

TO US.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE WOULD

DO WITHOUT HIM.

HE IS OUR HERO AND OUR ROLE

MODEL.

Reporter: ELVIS HAS

ALWAYS WANTED MORE FOR HIS

BOYS, SO HE MADE SACRIFICES

TO KEEP THEM IN SCHOOL, LIKE

LIVING IN THIS CHANTEY,

WHICH WAS THE ONLY PLAYS

PLACE THEY COULD AFFORD.

THE HOUSE HAD NO WALLS,

AND WHEN IT RAINED, WATER

POURED IN.

THE OTHER THINGS WAS THE

RATS.

THEY COME IN ALL OF THE

TIME, AND THEY WERE SCARY.

Reporter: SO "OPERATION

BLESSING" BUILT THEM A NEW

HOUSE, WHICH IS COMPLETELY

ENCLOSED.

IT PROTECTS THEM FROM THE

WEATHER AND THE RATS.

WE ALSO BOUGHT THEM NEW

MATTRESSES.

WE USED TO SLEEP ON THE

FLOOR ON SOME PLASTIC.

NOW I CAN SLEEP ON A

MATTRESS.

Reporter: WE ALSO

HELPED ELVIS GROW HIS

BUSINESS.

NOW THAT HE SELLS SO MANY

BANANAS, THEY'RE DELIVERED

FOR FREE, AND HIS INCOME HAS

QUADRUPLED.

THE HOUSE YOU HAVE GIVEN

US AND THE INCREASE IN THE

BUSINESS ARE A BLESSING FROM

GOD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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