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Waste of Managua

Basurero La Chureca - The 'waste basket of Chureca' has existed since the.late 1980's in the Acahualinca district of Managua, Nicaragua. It covers 42.hectares, is bombarded with thousands of tonnes of waste a day and is home.to over 170 struggling families. By day over 1500 more Nicaraguans arrive.at the site, many of whom are children who have been sent by their parents,.others como by their own initiative. All compete with the adults to find, harvest.and; later re-sell 'recyclable' material. Of the minors who go to the 'La .Chureca' 88% have respiratory problems, 62% suffer from parasites and 42%.have serious skin diseases.

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Waste of Managua, Nicaragua
Basurero La Chureca - The 'waste basket of Chureca' has existed since the.late 1980's in the Acahualinca district of Managua, Nicaragua. It covers 42.hectares, is bombarded with thousands of tonnes of waste a day and is home.to over 170 struggling families. By day over 1500 more Nicaraguans arrive.at the site, many of whom are children who have been sent by their parents,.others como by their own initiative. All compete with the adults to find, harvest.and; later re-sell 'recyclable' material. Of the minors who go to the 'La .Chureca' 88% have respiratory problems, 62% suffer from parasites and 42%.have serious skin diseases.