Brazilian Women Rise Above the Waters

Inter Press Service: Almost a year and a half after floods wreaked havoc in a large part of the state of Rio de Janeiro, a group of women are struggling to rebuild their lives. They lost everything except their will to pick themselves up again and make the best of the aid they receive, to become self-sufficient again. When Elisete dos Santos came home from work on the night of Apr. 5, 2010, the water was already up to her calves. The storm had started in the morning and by four a.m. the following day the water......

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