Vidigal Vive is a collective that brings together several NGOs and entities from the Vidigal slum to support the most vulnerable families in the community. To fight the new coronavirus, we use technology to our advantage and transform the way aid distribution has always happened here. We created a system that maps the needs of the favela, making this support reach those who need it most. In addition to donating to families, we encourage the generation of jobs by remunerating the work of residents in operations, making the local economy revolve. And that gear starts with your solidarity. We ask for your help so that this project can continue!
There are almost 3000 registered families and we have prioritized those in the most vulnerable situation. However, with each passing week, the number of families in this situation only increases. To be able to respond to this growing demand, we need your donation. It will be invested in inputs for distribution as well as in labor and logistics, strengthening the community as a whole, generating income and local employment by donating to those in need. We count on your help to keep going on this mission, because as long as there is a need, we will be fighting.
The 3 pillars of the Vidigal Vive Collective are:
Favela based communication and education: we are consisting and sharing information about COVID-19 in order to help people to understand and take preventive measures through social media and whatsapp.
Food and Hygiene Kits: we are receiving and distributing food and hygiene kits to our community weekly.
SOS do bem: we have been preparing and delivering home cooked food to homeless people around Rio.
Anmial Action: take unwanted, abandoned, abused, or stray pets and attempt to care and to find suitable homes for them.
Castrate: avoid an uncontrolled number of abandoned pets in the streets of the favela.
Food: provide food and water for the animals.
Systematization, Programming and Mapping: to ensure that the families most in need receive aid and that all the projects will be integrated.
Data Science: we are working with an IBM specialist and with a Brazilian programmer based in New York.
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