Help Vidigal families thrive through COVID!

In the hillside community of Vidigal in Rio De Janeiro, residents like William de Paula ("Ninho") have been organizing critical support for families, handing out over 1,000 baskets of rice, beans and other basics to families. They'd like to get 500 more out this week given the critical need in favela communities. 

William said, "Social isolation policies will produce different impacts on the various social classes in Brazil. The price for the poor and also small business entrepreneurs will be high. These people get their revenues from street businesses, most informal. Most of these people have kids and they also live together with the old ones in very fragile conditions. At the moment it is important to create mechanisms between volunteers that can help provide food and the many families in need.” 

$5,000 will enable the community to distribute 500 baskets — please donate what you can!

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Donations

  • Susan Pritzker 
    • $500 
    • 3 mos
  • Gadi Kenny 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Jeanette Bell 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Sarina Simon 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Nina Simon 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
See all

Organizer

Morgan Simon 
Organizer
Oakland, CA
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