LOS ANGELES, California — According to World Bank data, 16% of Brazil’s population in 2018 lived in favelas — a type of shantytown that, despite poverty, usually harbors a prominent local culture and a great sense of community. However, the Brazilian government tends to neglect these areas, making those who live in favelas responsible for finding their own way of accessing basic services like clean water and sanitation.
Delivery Difficulties in Favelas
Favela Brasil Xpress’ History and Concerns
Strategies and Impact
Looking to the Future
– Iasmine Oliveira
Photo: Favela Brasil Xpress