Brazil’s population of more than 209 million people and a president that is adamantly protesting quarantine has reported more than 91,000 confirmed cases and 6,300 deaths.
A look out of the window in the typical favela will tell you why. Residents are out and about on the streets, mostly without masks, forced to work due to lack of consent from employers to remain in quarantine or fear that they will not receive a much need salary to feed their families.
Quarantine is a luxury that residents of the favela can’t afford.
That’s why athletes from Diamante Bruto in Sao Paulo have been distributing food baskets and hygiene supplies to families throughout the CDHU community.
On Saturday, with the help of other community organizations like Instituto Acao Geral and CUFA, they were able to deliver supplies to over 150 families.