Homeless in Guatemala

Heidi had a bad experience last night seeing a homeless crippled woman lying (dead??) on the street, right at the foothold of her homestay. No one cared or helped her. Two hours of waiting … No one wanted to become involved and her Housemother got very angry when Heidi used a blanket to cover this poor woman. It’s not appropriate and definitely considered wrong in this culture … More attention was given to the fact that a valuable blanket was lost rather then to the actual poor woman who was ignored and left for dead in the street. At times I truly don’t understand this culture … I’m finding that the convictions and beliefs held here are very similar to the attitudes in Africa where life doesn’t necessary have the same value that it does in the Western world.

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