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Brazil: Favela art project hands out donations to vulnerable families amid coronavirus hardship04:23

Brazil: Favela art project hands out donations to vulnerable families amid coronavirus hardship

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
May 24, 2020 at 09:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Volunteers from the Favela art project prepared and distributed food donations in Rio de Janeiro's favela, on Saturday, helping those struggling amid the coronavirus crisis.

A member of the project Mariluce Maria commented on the initiative saying "before the pandemic a lot of people had already stopped working because they realised that the problem wasn't only in Europe. And there were a lot of people in the favela with other diseases such as tuberculosis and they were afraid of contracting another disease or COVID-19."

A recipient of the donation said she had stopped working due to the coronavirus restrictions and thanked the organisation saying, "this helps came at the best time because it's very difficult because my mother was trying to help me with her retirement money but is not enough."

Brazil: Favela art project hands out donations to vulnerable families amid coronavirus hardship04:23
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Volunteers from the Favela art project prepared and distributed food donations in Rio de Janeiro's favela, on Saturday, helping those struggling amid the coronavirus crisis.

A member of the project Mariluce Maria commented on the initiative saying "before the pandemic a lot of people had already stopped working because they realised that the problem wasn't only in Europe. And there were a lot of people in the favela with other diseases such as tuberculosis and they were afraid of contracting another disease or COVID-19."

A recipient of the donation said she had stopped working due to the coronavirus restrictions and thanked the organisation saying, "this helps came at the best time because it's very difficult because my mother was trying to help me with her retirement money but is not enough."

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