Jake Bugg in Brazil

André fights drug and alcohol abuse in Heliópolis

André’s alcoholic father was murdered in front of him, but thanks to an ActionAid project he has taken his life in a new direction.

Ivon uses music to help change young people’s lives

Ivon, DJ and activist, is known in the community as ‘The Big Master’. He has lived in Heliópolis for 15 years.

Mayara works to make Heliópolis safer for women

Mayara is tackling street violence and campaigning to make it safer for women to walk through the favela.

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