A family in Paraguay, who lost their modest home when the children’s stepdad burned it down, was reduced to trying to rebuild a new home with literal trash. That’s when a Good Samaritan stepped in and collected donations to deliver the family to a brand new home.
The remarkable TikTok videos coming from Murphslife, the social media project of Aaron Murphy, who initially traveled to South America to learn Spanish. He has since decided to travel around the continent, learning the stories of some of those who are less fortunate, and using the power of social media and crowdfunding to help them out.
In the initial video posted last month, he documented a family who lost their home when the stepfather burned it down with gasoline. He went to prison, and they were living in squalor behind the city dump, trying to build a home from pieces of trash, and recycling bottles to get money for food.
In select photos from the first video, you can see the incredible struggle they were experiencing.
It opens with some of the children detailing how their lives were turned upside down and how they tried to persevere.
It then toured their home made of refuse.
That then led to a call for donations and an opportunity for people to directly help the family.