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Says Nelly Ticse, a former waste picker and now member of the RUPA Association of Recyclers in San Juan de Miraflores District:

Before, I was not able to speak up or look into the eyes when talking to someone because I was embarrassed and afraid of people who used to insult and call us demeaning names. However, after Ciudad Saludable transformed my job from a waste picker to a recycler, now I know that what I do is worth it and that we add value to society, the environment, and even the economy of Peru. Today, I speak up loudly and I make sure people respect my work. I am not afraid to speak with the mayor of my city, the senators in the Congress, and journalists becaus...


Pete Dupuis knows people who, like Nelly Ticse did, could become changemakers and "Helpers" themselves!