By Luisa Gockel - CDI Institutional Development Manager
Morro dos Macacos
The police took over the slums of the Apes Hill in Rio de Janeiro last October and installed what they call the Peacemaker Police Unit (UPP in Portuguese). All the drug dealers were arrested or had to flee to a neighboring favela. More than 12,000 people at Monkey Hill and another 27,000 people living in surrounding areas are benefiting by this operation. More than 200 police officers will be based within the community not to let the crime and drug trafficking back to the slum.With this attitude of the government and must arrive essential services to this community that is lacking in everything. The ECAC has developed social work and nonprofit work in this community for over 25 years. Throughout this time, the ECAC has managed to remove many of the young from the world of crime and also prepared several young people for the job market. Many of these young people could work great and are very happy. Work cannot stop and that is why the police, with or without the ECAC, will continue to help this community and needs your help. Friend Giver will help us save and change the lives of the people of Monkey Hill, here in Rio de Janeiro. Donate and keep this active work.
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