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Abandoned and Unemployed in a Plastic Shanty

After his wife abandoned him, Alberto struggled to care for their six children in a shanty covered with plastic. How could they hope to survive now that Alberto lost his job? Read Transcript


Reporter: ALBERTO

BECAME A SINGLE PARENT AFTER

HIS WIFE ABANDONED THE

FAMILY.

THINGS HAVE BEEN VERY

BUSY FOR US SINCE SHE LEFT

BECAUSE I HAVE TH TO RAISE

OUR SIX CHILDREN ON MY OWN.

I WOULD WORRY ABOUT THEM.

I RUSHED HOME EACH DAY AFTER

WORK.

I WAS VERY SAD EVERY TIME

MY DAD LEFT FOR HIS JOB.

Reporter: THEN ALBERTO

LOST HIS JOB PROCESSING SALT

, AND THINGS GREW EVEN MORE

CHALLENGING.

THIS IS WHERE THE FAMILY HAS

BEEN FORCED TO LIVE, IN A

CHANTEY WITH A DIRT FLOOR,

AND WALLS MADE OF PLASTIC

BAGSMENT.

WE WERE HUNGRY, BUT MY

DAD DIDN'T HAVE MONEY TO BUY

FOOD.

Reporter: THE FIRST

THING "OPERATION BLESSING"

DID WAS BUILD THE FAMILY A

NEW, STURDY HOME, ONE THAT

WOULD PROTECT THEM FROM THE

ELEMENTS.

I WOULD NEVER DREAM WE

WOULD HAVE A HOUSE LIKE

THIS.

I AM SO THANKFUL TO GOD.

THANKS FOR OUR NEW

HOUSE.

IT IS VERY NICE.

Reporter: WHEN WE

LEARNED THAT ALBERTO HAD NOT

BEEN ABLE TO FIND ANOTHER

JOB, WE ASKED HIM ABOUT

OTHER SKILLS AND DREAMS.

I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO

HAVE MY OWN BICYCLE REPAIR

BUSINESS.

Reporter: SO "OPERATION

BLESSING" GAVE ALBERTO ALL

OF THE TOOLS AND SUPPLIES HE

NEEDED TO OPEN A SMALL

REPAIR BUSINESS RIGHT IN

FRONT OF HIS NEW HOME.

NOW HE CAN WORK AND TAKE

CARE OF HIS CHILDREN

THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

THANKS TO "OPERATION

BLESSING," I HAVE RECEIVED

SO MANY BLESSINGS FOR MY

FAMILY.

NOW I CAN ENJOY MY LIFE WITH

MY KIDS.

THANKS TO YOU.

THANK YOU!

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