An alternative view of the World Cup – 3

week 3

England’s second match is against Uruguay in São Paulo on Thursday.

 São Paulo is Brazil’s largest city with a population of 18 million people. While many people can afford to live in luxurious houses, many of the 2.7 million poor in the city live in communities of illegal, self-constructed shacks called favelas, or in other poor quality housing.

 CAFOD is delighted to celebrate with 237 São Paulo families and our partner APOIO, who have at last won their campaign to make an abandoned hotel their permanent home and turn it into dignified flats. The community were facing the threat of eviction unless the city authorities pushed through a purchase order to convert the abandoned hotel into social housing.

 News of the victory was greeted with jubilation by the families, and they were quick to thank the thousands of CAFOD supporters in England and Wales who backed their campaign.


Will you stand by the people of Brazil?

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