March 29, 2020—That is the fifth article in what might be a spotlighted difficulty on RioOnWatch for the foreseeable future: the new coronavirus as it impacts Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. We advocate additionally studying “Six Coronavirus Realities in the Favelas” to grasp the context and why your assist (within the campaigns beneath) is crucial.
With the arrival of Covid-19 in Rio de Janeiro, constructing consciousness and actions to mitigate the dangers that the illness poses to the well being and economic system of the favelas is crucial. To decrease these dangers, numerous group organizations and collectives, all in a state of alert, have launched donation campaigns devoted to strengthening prevention measures and supporting favela residents. These are organizations which have labored tirelessly of their territories for years, fostering studying, help, and options.
How can residents take preventative measures with out correct sanitation, common entry to operating water, or funds to purchase hand sanitizer? How can efficient quarantine measures be practiced amongst residents who will not be able to forego work out of the home?
Neighborhood organizations from myriad favelas have arrange digital platforms to be able to obtain bodily donations of foodstuffs and hygiene merchandise, financial donations for the acquisition of those merchandise, and assets to help data campaigns. The variety of campaigns which have arisen in a matter of days, all devoted to mitigating the impacts of Covid-19 within the favelas, stands as a testomony each to the severity of the state of affairs and the effectivity and group of Rio de Janeiro communities. These options come from the favelas themselves and thus assure direct, dynamic, and efficient responses to native wants.
With the publication of this listing, researched with nice care, we hope that every reader chooses a minimum of one group to help, be it due to familiarity with the group or group, sympathy with their mission, or another criterion. We hope that, along with donating, as soon as this second of isolation has handed, you search to study extra about your chosen mission up shut. Lastly, we hope that this listing brings an avalanche of goodwill and solidarity, strengthening our resistance as a society such that we turn out to be extra resilient within the face of disaster and develop bonds of mutual help that final lengthy past the present pandemic. Please share this listing broadly, to all those that is likely to be impressed to assist!
Be aware: This text might be up to date with new campaigns as we study of extra. For US-based donors, Catalytic Communities, the 501c3 nonprofit that publishes RioOnWatch, has established an English-language fundraising page available here the place you may get a tax exemption for contributing. To have your contribution earmarked to a selected group group beneath please sort their title within the “Extra Info” field on the fundraising web page.
Campaigns Run by Favela-Primarily based Organizations within the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area (Alphabetical Order)
Morro da Providência
Group: Casa Amarela (Yellow Home), a group cultural and humanities heart in Morro da Providência. Casa Amarela is accepting donations of foodstuffs and hygiene kits to be distributed, in collaboration with residents, to the group.
Donations: here and here
Group: Entre o Céu e a Favela (Between The Sky and the Favela), an arts, cultural, and social growth group in Morro da Providência and member of the Sustainable Favela Network. Entre o Céu e a Favela is accepting direct and monetary donations for the acquisition of cleansing gadgets and foodstuffs.
Group: Aldeia Maracanã (Maracanã Village), a middle of indigenous resistance in Rio, situated subsequent to the Maracanã stadium, and a group area and reference level for the indigenous motion. The group is accepting monetary donations to ensure water, foodstuffs, cleansing merchandise, and medical provides for residents in the course of the quarantine.
Complexo de Acari
Group: Coletivo Fala Akari (Communicate Up Acari Collective), a bunch of favela residents and activists in Acari, organized with the purpose of endeavor, disseminating, and spreading information of cultural and academic actions and denouncing all types of oppression dedicated by the State throughout the territory. Fala Akari is accepting monetary donations for the acquisition of primary foodstuffs and cleansing merchandise.
Donations: Through PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or financial institution deposit
Financial institution: Caixa Econômica
Bruna S. A. Barbosa.
Or get in touch with Coletivo Fala Akari at: +55 (21) 97 467 4021
Complexo do Alemão and Complexo da Penha
Group: Abraço Campeão (Champion Hug), a group group primarily based in Complexo do Alemão has, since 2014, impressed kids and youth by martial arts built-in with schooling and private growth. Abraço Campeão is accepting monetary donations for the acquisition of supplies similar to water, cleaning soap, hand sanitizer, and foodstuffs for the households of Complexo do Alemão.
Group: The Serra da Misericórdia Integration Center (CEM), a group group primarily based in Complexo da Penha with a historical past of labor in city agriculture and agroecology within the favela in addition to the promotion of sound diet. The group is holding an awareness-raising and data marketing campaign about coronavirus and has launched a donation marketing campaign for foodstuffs, hygiene merchandise, and gadgets for youngsters (video games, stationery supplies) for residents of the favelas of Complexo da Penha, particularly the rising favela of “Terra Prometida.”
Group: Coletivo Papo Reto (Straight Speak Collective), an impartial communication collective of younger residents of Complexo do Alemão and Complexo da Penha. The collective, which has a strong history of fighting for human rights, is accepting direct and monetary donations for the acquisition of primary foodstuffs and cleansing merchandise for households in Alemão and Penha.
Group: Cooperativa Transvida, a cooperative made up of dozens of waste pickers (catadores) working since 2011 with the gathering of recyclable supplies in Complexo da Penha. Along with producing revenue for households, the group seeks to advertise environmental schooling within the favelas. The group is an active member of the Sustainable Favela Network in Rio de Janeiro. The catadores’ actions are at the moment suspended attributable to threat of contamination by way of stable waste materials. They’re now searching for help to buy cleansing provides and primary foodstuffs.
Group: Educap, an academic, social, and well being NGO in Complexo do Alemão. Educap is accepting in-kind and monetary donations for the acquisition of supplies similar to water, cleaning soap, hand sanitizer, and foodstuffs for the households of Complexo do Alemão. Educap is a member of the Sustainable Favela Network.
Group: Voz das Comunidades (Neighborhood Voices), one in all Rio’s authentic favela-based on-line information web sites, headquartered in Complexo do Alemão. The marketing campaign created by Voz, often called Pandemic with Empathy, is accepting monetary donations for the acquisition of supplies similar to water, cleaning soap, and hand sanitizer for the households of Complexo do Alemão.
Complexo da Maré
Neighborhood Marketing campaign: Maré Against Coronavírus, a coalition of communicators in Maré, from the Maré Vive, Maré 0800, and AmarÉvê collectives, has launched a marketing campaign to take care of their crucial communication actions throughout this pandemic.
Group: Fight for Peace is a corporation that makes use of boxing and martial arts mixed with schooling and private growth to develop the potential of youth in Complexo da Maré. Struggle for Peace is accepting monetary donations for the acquisition of cleansing merchandise, water, and primary foodstuffs for the households of program individuals in Maré.
Group: Redes de Desenvolvimento da Maré (Maré Development Networks), a 22-year-old civil society establishment that works in information manufacturing and develops tasks and actions to ensure public insurance policies that enhance the lives of residents of Maré. Redes is accepting direct and monetary donations for the acquisition of foodstuffs, water, private hygiene merchandise, and cleansing supplies. Gadgets might be dropped at Centro de Artes da Maré (Rua Bitencourt Sampaio, 181 – Maré), Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2-5pm.
Group: Visão Restaurar (Restore Imaginative and prescient), a youth and kids’s soccer faculty and growth program in Costa Barros, is receiving direct donations of primary meals baskets.
Donations: Gadgets might be dropped at their headquarters (Rua Maria José Mynssen – Tom Jobim Fechado – Pavuna) and monetary contributions might be made by getting in contact with Felipe Rocha, at +55 21 979196583.
Group: Projeto NICA, a literacy and school entrance examination prep program in Jacarezinho, by the Jacarezinho Combating Coronavírus marketing campaign, is accepting monetary donations for the acquisition of hygiene kits and foodstuffs for the households of Jacarezinho.
Group: A body of workers from the close by Oswaldo Cruz Basis (Fiocruz), Brazil’s nationwide public well being institute, has come collectively and is accepting monetary donations for the acquisition of foodstuffs, hygiene merchandise, and cleansing materials for the households of Manguinhos.
Donations: Through financial institution deposit:
Financial institution Bradesco
Silvana Granado Nogueira da Gama
Inquiries: +55 21 980137600 (Jussara Angelo) or +55 21 986451606 (Silvana Granado)
Morro dos Macacos
Group: Anjos da Tia Stellinha (Aunt Stellinha’s Angels), an academic and psycho-social help group in Morro dos Macacos, is accepting direct donations of cleansing and private hygiene kits in addition to monetary donations.
Donations: Through financial institution deposit:
Financial institution: Bradesco
Group: Morro dos Macacos Residents’ Affiliation
Donations: The Macacos Residents’ Affiliation is accepting direct donations of hygiene merchandise, cleansing supplies, water, and foodstuffs on the Residents Affiliation (Rua Senador Nabuco, 248 – Vila Isabel) or on the Loja Ferragens (Rua Souza Franco, 356 – Vila Isabel). Inquiries: +55 21 979031949
Metropolis of God
Group: City of God Against Corona Covid-19, a marketing campaign organized by group activists and leaders in City of God, is accepting hygiene merchandise and cleansing gadgets to be distributed to residents.
Rio das Pedras
Group: Cine & Rock, an initiative that seeks to strengthen full citizenship and social justice by the event of city tradition and an active member of the Sustainable Favela Network. Cine & Rock is accepting donations of cleansing kits, cleaning soap, hand sanitizer, and foodstuffs.
Group: Gabinete de Crise VK, (The Vila Kennedy Disaster Staff) a plural group of group leaders, public well being professionals, group well being brokers, social staff, cultural actors, non secular figures, academics, athletes, enterprise house owners, communicators, digital influencers, and so forth; from Vila Kennedy is accepting donations for the manufacturing of banners and for the circulation of speaker-strapped vehicles with preventative data in addition to hygiene merchandise. Donations might be dropped off on the Kennedy Brothers Community Center (CCIK), a member of the Sustainable Favela Network.
Donations: On the CCIK headquarters, Estrada Sargento Miguel Filho, 371 – Vila Kennedy
Chapéu-Mangueira e Babilônia
Group: RevoluSolar, a community-based non-profit in Chapéu-Mangueira e Babilônia and devoted to bringing renewable vitality to the favelas (additionally an active member of the Sustainable Favela Network), is accepting monetary donations for the acquisition of primary foodstuffs and hygiene merchandise to be distributed to residents.
Contact: +55 21 998886649 (Valdinei Medina) or +55 21 979214486 (Adriano Paraíso)
Group: Babilônia Utopia in partnership with TV 247, is organizing a crowdfunding marketing campaign to buy cleansing and hygiene merchandise for the favelas of Babilônia and Chapéu Mangueira.
Contact: André Constantine
Group: Rocinha Resists, a group group devoted to inter-favela communication, is accepting monetary donations for an awareness-raising marketing campaign (indicators and banners) the acquisition of bleach, cleaning soap, hand sanitizer, water, and primary items for households in Rocinha.
Group: Favela Action, a youth boxing and kickboxing faculty, is accepting hygiene kits in addition to water and cleansing merchandise for the youngsters of Rocinha.
Donations: Through financial institution deposit:
Financial institution: Nubank
Eder Alexandre Silva
Baixada Fluminense (Larger Rio de Janeiro)
Duque de Caxias
Group: AMAC (The Affiliation of Girls with Perspective and Social Dedication), a bunch that cares for victims of home violence and ladies in susceptible social positions in Duque de Caxias in Larger Rio de Janeiro’s Baixada Fluminense area, is receiving direct and monetary donations for the acquisition of foodstuffs and cleansing merchandise for native girls. AMAC is an active member of the Sustainable Favela Network.
Donations: Donations might be dropped off at Travessa Presidente Kennedy, 194, Parque Fluminense – Duque de Caxias, or picked-up upon association at +55 21 998078422 (Nill Santos). Through financial institution deposit:
Financial institution Itaú
Group: Movimenta Caxias, a group growth group in Caxias, is accepting direct and monetary donations for the acquisition of foodstuffs, cleansing merchandise, and bottled water for susceptible residents of Caxias.
São João de Meriti
Group: Projeto Inclusão, an academic, cultural, artwork, and sports activities group in Larger Rio’s São João de Meriti, is accepting donations to be able to help a return of their actions following Covid-19 restoration. Projeto Inclusão are active members of the Sustainable Favela Network.
Civil Society Organizations Directing Donations to Communities, the Homeless, and Waste Pickers
Group: Catadores em Quarentena (Waste Pickers in Quarantine), a brand new initiative supporting waste pickers from the Coopama, Coopfuturo and Coopideal associations, is accepting monetary donations for the acquisition of primary meals baskets for casual waste pickers.
Group: Catalytic Communities (CatComm), the group that publishes RioOnWatch and facilitates the Sustainable Favela Community, is directing all present donations to supporting favelas of their efforts to fight coronavirus, with protection on RioOnWatch, donations to group companions (see listing above), and strategic help for group tasks engaged within the Sustainable Favela Community and the Neighborhood Land Belief tasks.
Group: Meu Rio, which launched a marketing campaign in partnership with six favela collectives (Fala Akari, Maré 0800, Coletivo Papo Reto, Movimenta Caxias, B.A.S.E. and Conexão Favela & Arte), every of which can obtain equal components of the quantity donated, destined for water, cleansing and hygiene merchandise, and prevention communication campaigns.
Group: Movimento 342, a corporation made up of artists straight supporting favela collectives, is accepting monetary donations that might be handed alongside to Voz das Comunidades, Coletivo Papo Reto, Rocinha Resiste, and Redes da Maré (all talked about above).
Group: Os Heróis da Cidade (Heroes of the Metropolis), a collaboration of waste selecting and recycling cooperatives, together with Coopfuturo, Coopama, ACAMJG, Coopercaxias, Cooper Nova Era, and the Bela Amizade Association, is accepting monetary donations for the acquisition of primary foodstuffs and hygiene merchandise for recycling staff.
Group: Rio Contra Corona (Rio In opposition to Corona), a collaborative initiative between Instituto Phi (a philanthropic group), Banco da Providência, and the Ekloos social impression NGO
Organização: Rio de Paz is an NGO that seeks to fight human rights violations, decreasing deadly violence and social inequalities by peaceable and inventive actions that mobilize society and public authorities. Rio de Paz is accepting monetary donations for the acquisition of primary meals baskets for the residents of Jacaré and Jacarezinho.
Group: TETO Brasil, a non-governmental group dedicated to enhancing housing circumstances for individuals residing in precarious conditions in casual settlements. The group has launched a world marketing campaign to help households affected all through Brazil.
Extra Donation Assets
See a map of the collaborative networks combating Covid-19 within the favelas and peripheries of Rio de Janeiro here.