Armenia: The Garbage Dump has become a Way of Life :: August :: 2005

Oneworld Multimedia documents the life of families who scratch out a living by living at urban garbage dumps.


  • D

    there’s also the dumps in the Philippines:

    “transform the entire Smokey Mountain area from the filthy, stinking, miserable area that it is, a black mark on Metro Manila into, in effect, a Shangri-La for the poor, plus an institute where the jobless squatters could be taught vocational training,” she told The Manila Times. “If we want to assess whether the developer deserves payment, all we have to do is go to Smokey Mountain and look for those things that he promised. They’re not there.”
    Jose Baer, whose family has lived in the area since 1981 and scavenged off the dump, would agree.”

    “Payatas remains their best chance for survival in an overpopulated Manila, even if it means their children spend their childhood picking through society’s waste:

  • anonumous

    i know that there are dumps in the philippines but in our place there we only have 3 dumps and it really smells i hope it would close some day

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