In our work in the favelas, we see a severe lack of proper hygiene among many of the poor. Running water is available in some of the favelas while others must rely on the city to send trucks weekly with enough water for their bathing, cooking, cleaning and drinking. Lack of health education is to blame for some preventable problems such as skin rashes, diseases, and rotting teeth.
A simple Ziploc bag filled with a tube of toothpaste, toothbrush, washcloth, razor, comb, soap, shampoo, etc is almost like a Christmas present! These personal items are expensive and bought sparingly. Families that have many children are very grateful to receive these kits and they are great doors openers as we strive to build relationships in their neighborhoods.
If you or your group would be interested in providing some of these kits, the supplies can be gathered and sent with a team scheduled to come this way or funds could be sent and the supplies purchased here. For more information, please contact us.