...but I wish I had more reasons to smile............
So happy that so many of you are following my stream, but I honestly wish I could attract more views from fellow Brazilians to see these scenes in my last photo series. We need to realize that this depressing situation in such a wealthy country is our joint responsibility and urgently needs to be addressed.
Incredibly, this situation exists only 40 minutes from the financial centre of our country!
As heard in a discussion last week between a mother and Council inspectors, who had told her to pull down the bathroom we were building because this was an illegal settlement and that nobody was supposed to build or even be there (even though the families have existed and suffered there for 13 years without toilets or bathrooms, to the full knowledge of all the past governments) :
“Must it take a Gringo from the other side of the world to come here and help us to build decent bathrooms and toilets for our families? After so many years of empty promises from our politicians, all you people can do is try to stop us!”
Yes! Not only do we need a lot more views from our fellow Brazilians, to wake public opinion in this country, but also some concrete action from them..........
Thanks for all your views, comments and faves so far, but our campaign to build bathrooms and toilets for these families also needs your support. The power of a positive world community is what brings about social change, so please try to help us.
Campaign Status to date: USD$1.170.00
Our aim: USD$7.200,00