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NGO Uses Fashion to Heal Families

By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The embroidered handbags and handcrafted necklaces showcased during Fashion Rio 2010 this January were not only famous collections or made exclusively for fashion and profit. Among the designers were also mothers from Rio’s most impoverished neighborhoods, and their work aims to help reconstruct families—primarily their own.

This initiative is part of a program executed by Refazer, a non-profit organization that works with . . .

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