Her team “Estrelas do Mandela” is organizing a campaign to get food, essential hygiene items, and alcohol gel to be distributed among residents.
When the coronavirus began, Gagui was on hand to start a movement to help the favela community, which is so often overlooked by state, federal and global institutions.
“We, from the favela, are placed as marginalized, excluded. But the favela population is supporting the families of the community at the moment. The favela has to try to survive on its own. But if we are going to be able to continue to fight, we need the politicians
Gagui explained how she started this project:
“When the coronavirus isolation started, I started receiving messages from the parents of the girls talking about the difficulties they face. One family had nine people living in the same house, sharing the room. So I decided to start the campaign to mobilize a donation.”
This is how “Ação Solidária.” (Solidarity Action) began among the residents. They are collecting food baskets, water, soaps, and essential PPE. ACE Projects has just donated seventeen footballs and kits to keep the children entertained and help support our local leaders
We are so proud of the incredible work Gagui has begun, and we hope that communities around the world can follow her example of taking the initiative and helping those most vulnerable around us.
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