Morro do Alemao, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In this "pacified" favela (not controlled by gangs), women learn cooking in a food wasteland.
Making handbags to sell and fund the organization, and learn new skills for a stable life.
A structured life with set, daily chores is part of what makes this program so successful that the Brazilian government asked Lua Nova to train their own staff for their rehabilitation programs.
Duque de Caxias, Brazil. CARE Brazil supports this small recycling operation in an abandoned airplane hanger.
The brothers who run this place built this plastic-mulching machine to recycle plastic water bottles.
Duque de Caxias, Brazil. Four months after this small town north of Rio was flooded, the government has still not given any aid, so CARE steps in.
Note the water line above their heads, as they shovel mud out of their old living room.
Claudia, the local CARE representative asks the boy his story. His grandmother lost everything.
To escape the water flooding in, his front door needed to be smashed.
His bedroom, four months after the flood. Note the waterline on the walls.
Kids in a local school learn about sustaining the environment.