The story of Jaclyn Jerrell and the photo of the dump in Honduras brought back memories. From our 33 years of missionary service with The Salvation Army in Latin America, we can verify that in a number of "capital cities" in various countries, there are people who live on the peripheries of the cities' waste.
We were also blessed to meet (and offer some occasional goods in kind to) dedicated volunteers in missions who are also supplying medical, food and other types of help to these marginalized people.
That is not easy to do, since they generally trust no one from "the outside" and it takes a long time even for such helpers to become accepted. The children trust first, then their mothers, and lastly (and just maybe) the men.
Such short trips as Jerrell made are good, but we could all help more effectively by sending monetary support to those groups that work daily in those clinics nearby. They usually offer help in a number of fields such as legal advice, schooling possibilities, etc., as well as nutritional and medical help. Still, I advise helping monetarily only through persons or agencies that one has come to have confidence in.
Thanks for the inspiring story.