Surviving the Streets of Brazil
Trying to survive on the streets is no easy task for any street kid. These two brothers, 11 and 12 year old Roney and Claudiney, are already well aware of the tough life and the dangers they face as long as they choose to roam the streets of this mega city called São Paulo. When the going gets really tough and tiresome they usually appear at Hummingbird, where they will receive the kind of loving attention they would never get on the streets. Nevertheless, the process of actually leaving the streets is a complex one, affected by the myriad of obstructions in their own vicious circle of street dependency due to them having spent the last three years living on the streets.
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Text and Photo by Gregory J. Smith, São Paulo - Brazil.