by Danube France, courtesy Adventist News Network

Nilda Santos da Silva, 51, is a single mother of five children. For 13 years she has lived in a small house with two rooms—a kitchen and bedroom—in Jardim Colombo on the west side of São Paulo.

She often dreamed of having a comfortable home for her children, but knew it was impossible since she earns less than minimum wage as a day laborer. "It's a struggle to make ends meet, even more alone. When you have work, we do not refuse at all," explains Santos da Silva.

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