Homeless Women Pick Through Trash to Find Doll Parts to Sell
March 19, 2023
Karen and Cristina are among the many thousands who live in Brazil’s favelas. Favelas are impoverished urban districts. Some 6% of Brazil’s massive population is estimated to call them home, though many people there are homeless. Karen and Cristina pick through garbage to find old, discarded dolls. They’ll recycle those doll parts into toys that they can sell to people in the neighborhood. If they’re lucky, they might get five dollars a day for their efforts.