by Rafael Brondani, courtesy Adventist News Network

One of Brazil’s largest favelas, or slum districts, located 22 miles (35 kilometers) from the nation’s capital buildings in Brasília, has been helped by Seventh-day Adventist students and educators during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

Adventist Education Network teachers and students distributed 400 food baskets to residents of Sol Nascente, a neighborhood that sprouted on the capital’s outskirts some 20 years ago. Now home to perhaps as many as 100,000 people, it rivals the Rocina favela in Rio de Janiero for the designation as the country’s largest slum.

On May 21, the Adventists set up two distribution points. Health protocols—wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, and maintaining “social distancing”—were observed while the families collected the parcels.

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