ANALYZING FACTORS SUCH AS HEALTH CARE, SOCIOECONOMICS, AND EDUCATION IN MULTIPLE GARBAGE DUMPSITE COMMUNITIES
By Ahad Bootwala, Brittani Chew, Emily Cho, Tatiana Darby, Samiha Matin, Mike Podesta, Jordan Taber, Steven Shawn
The purpose of this research paper is to analyze the different landfill communities around the world through feasibility reports and highlight the various factors contributing to the lifestyles and livelihood of the community members. The research focuses particularly on large garbage dump communities in India, Ecuador, Indonesia and Cambodia. The aspects explored in the different feasibility reports consist of regional issues, socioeconomic factors, health care and education and their impacts in the communities. This paper also addresses the economic, political and social needs of the people and how International Samaritan can connect with the local non-profit organizations and the governments to find sustainable and long-term solutions of development such as building schools, creating mentorship programs, assisting agricultural or research centers, building and repairing homes and supporting micro-loans programs. We evaluate the different circumstances of poverty within the respective communities in order to discover how residents and children there can be provided with sanitation, healthcare and education. This would provide them with a broad range of academic abilities and real-life experiences for higher education and allow them to sustain the operation of programs introduced by International Samaritan.