Community Healthcare Unit
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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A group of women in Água Santa
neighborhood formed a health care
unit to assist their own community.
Focusing on women’s health
education and awareness, they
hold lectures and meetings and
make house visits to residents.
They teach women to do breast
self-examinations as a means
of disease prevention. This helps
locals to be more independent
from the often overburdened
public healthcare system.
Hexi District, Tianjin, China
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Members of the Wenxinshe,
a seniors association, use
their various skills to help
the community’s residents.
The Wenxinshe includes a
calligraphy and painting team,
a Yangko team, a riding team,
and many other groups.
As the city grows, people are
leaving their houses and moving
into apartments, leading to the
deterioration of relationships
As a result, some residents of
this community (most of them
are elderly) set up the seniors
association that has become a
bond connecting the residents.
It serves as an advocate for
them and helps people living
in the neighborhood.
Family Based Childcare
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This project connects families
who need childcare who also have
additional space in their homes.
Each family may accommodate
up to three other children in their
house for five hours a day, five
days a week.
This initiative has several aims:
one, to provide childcare for
families that don’t have access
to it, and two, to create social
networks between families.
Vicini di Casa
Social Housing Agency
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Vicini di Casa is a social housing
agency that helps mediate
between demand and supply
The agency works primarily with
immigrants and provides loans to
pay for rental deposits, organizes
sublets, and provides support in
negotiations with landlords.
Community Service Centre
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The Luoshan Community Service
Centre is the only public space for
elderly people that operates in an
open and self-managed style. It
combines a service center for youth
with the service center for elders.