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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, ELDIS HAS BEEN

RAISING HIS SONS AS A SINGLE

PARENT.

THE BOYS' MOTHER LEFT ONE

DAY AND NEVER RETURNED.

THEY ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT

THINGS IN MY LIFE.

Reporter: HE HAS A

BACK-BREAKING JOB, HAULING

BANANAS TO THE MARKET.

HE HEADS OUT A 4:00 IN 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: ELDIS HAS

ALWAYS WANTED MORE FOR HIS

BOYS, SO HE MADE SACRIFICES

TO KEEP THEM IN SCHOOL.

LIKE LIVING IN THIS CHANTEY,

WHICH IS THE ONLY PLACE THEY

COULD AFFORD.

THE HOUSE HAS NO WALLS,

AND WHEN IT RAINED, WATER

POURED IN.

THE RATS 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 LIVE ON THE

MATTRESS.

Reporter: WE ALSO

HELPED ELDIS 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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