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Olga was renting a little house, but the people taking her money were not the owners. She ended up losing everything and eventually became homeless in Los Angeles.

After trying to sleep on the streets, Olga eventually got a tent to live in. She would walk all night because homelessness is dangerous.

Olga has a part-time job cleaning offices in Northridge, which is an hour or more bus ride each way from where her tent is. Imagine getting off work and your only choice is to come home to a tent in downtown Los Angeles.

Olga shares about the challenges for homeless people going to the bathroom and taking showers. She mentions they now have a shower. Olga is referring to a make-shift shower the small tent community made that consists of a large rectangle box for privacy and a water jug at the top.

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