1,7 million square feet where a 1,2 million people city dumps their trash day by day. Here hundreds of people make their homes and jobs, trying to find and collect anything that can be sold for a few coins or traded for a piece of bread
Among those, dozens are children. The smae children that we welcomed this weekend for a special Soccer Tournment, just a few meters from the dumpsite.
In total, around 140 kids (10 - 14 years old) making 10 teams representing the surronding neighbourhoods.
Today, we had the playoffs, and even with heavy rain, they played with joy in a day that started around 7 in the morning when the first children arrived. Check the pictures...
|Good players don't need boots...|
|Rain is not a problem when you love soccer...|
|The big final - Hulene vs. Ivory Coast|
|A soccer match calls the attention of all ages...|
|A very tense moment...|
|The closing moment|
|Distribution of Soccer Balls|
|a special award for a special player...|
|New Testaments for all the players|
|A Sports DVD (The Prize) for the winning teams|
More about Hulene's Dump here
|Copyright - Pedro Sá da Bandeira|