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...
- Chapter 8: From Garbage to Gold—Peru
- from Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass
- Released: March 2012
Pete Dupuis knows people who, like Nelly Ticse did, could become changemakers and "Helpers" themselves!
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