Miss Earth US Team Serves at '1 of the Most Horrendous Places on Earth'

WMO's Miss Earth US Team visited our community outreach program in La Chureca. La Chureca is a garbage dump that hundreds of families call home. National Geographic named La Chureca one of the '7 Horrors of the World' and if that is not a detailed enough description, one might say it truly looks like the mouth of hell. This is a place where only vultures should inhabit.

Every time I visit La Chureca, it is hard for me to write about. Why? Well, because there is no way I could ever accurately explain this place. Honestly, you can't hardly even grasp the reality of it when you are standing in the middle of it, let alone, just seeing a glimpse of it though a picture and some words.

Yes. This is someones home.

As I stood in the middle of this Landfill, looking at the houses made of scrap metal, no electricity, no running water, dirt floors, watching kids run around barefoot, the men & woman pillaging around in the waste of others just to find anything for survival; I was speechless. Literally, there are not words you can say...

Ms Earth Americas La Chureca

Amanda, Ms Earth Americas, Introducing the team to the children at the La Chureca Outreach Program.

The journey getting to La Chureca was a roller-coaster, but when it comes down to it, the reality is that this is a roller-coaster that many people can never get off of. This perspective makes the bumps and the bruises worth the effort.

Laura, the Miss Earth US Director, introducing the Miss Earth US National & State Queens.

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Some of the children in La Chureca waiting to receive their meals.