RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Hunger is affecting a growing number of families in Brazil and donations from NGOs are critical as the holiday season nears, in a country where almost a quarter of its 213 million inhabitants are food insecure, according to the United Nations.
"The little I received will be shared" with the rest of the family, says Rita, a resident of Duque de Caxias, a poor suburb north of Rio de Janeiro.
Widowed for 3 years, the 59-year-old black woman lives alone in a small brick house in the hilltop favela of Morro de Garibaldi.
Rita . . .
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