*Donating online or through Benfeitoria incures a 6-8% fee. Donate direct and insure the total sum of your contribution goes to the families of Vidigal.*
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Did you know that more than 3/4 of all residents of poor communities do not have enough money saved to maintain their standard of living for one week without work?
Poor communities are the biggest victims of COVID -19 and the impacts resonate throughout society. Due to the economic shutdown, a large number of freelance workers in the favela have already lost their jobs. In addition, health risks are disproportionately higher for favela residents due to the living conditions here. High population density combined with small housing and lack of proper air circulation makes the risk of the spread of infection much higher in the favela.
Vidigal Vive is a 100% non-partisan movement made by several organisations from the civil sector in partnership with the Vidigal Residents’ Association created to help victims of the Corona Virus crisis.
Vidigal is a community in the south zone of Rio de Janeiro known worldwide for its incredible geographical location. Many residents were drastically affected by the quarantine because they relied on jobs related to tourism and local commerce. In a survey carried out in April by Favela Inc. 95.5% of the families had not received any type of aid or basic food basket, with 63% living on up to R$ 1000 ($200). Many children in the community relied on school lunches to have their only meal of the day.
Hunger has become an even more cruel reality in Vidigal and many families urgently need basic food.
We need your help to provide not only food, but also masks and basic hygiene kits!
Now imagine the impact of a donation of only R $ 20 on someone’s life!
This campaign was developed by the social impact initiative Favela Inc. with the support of other local NGOs and the Vidigal Residents’ Association. Favela Inc. is a center for social innovation and entrepreneurship that helps the Vidigal community to develop business through education.
We are currently investing ALL OUR EFFORTS to raise funds to support the most needy families in our community.
A food and hygiene kit costs an average of R $ 120 ($24) and supports a family of 3-4 people for 1 month.
We are currently collecting data about the residents of Vidigal at the moment we know of an average of 3500 families are in an urgent situation to receive food. This number will surly go up.
To understand who are the most needy families and the real needs of the community:
To operate safe and responsible logistics: (Logistics for projects like this in the favelas is a big challenge, due to the narrow alleys and streets. At this moment when it is necessary to avoid agglomerations, and distribution becomes even more challenging.)