Paraisópolis is the second largest squatter settlement in São Paolo and home to 15,000 households. It occupies an area abandoned by land developers due to its lack of infrastructure and rough topography. The leaders of Paraisópolis are working hard on making improvements to the area, including upgrading the water supply, sewage systems, electricity, security, in- and outdoor environmental improvements, and the creation of community leisure and open areas. The community center offers vocational training, training in English as a foreign language, and computer skills training.

Read a BBC News report about Paraisópolis: (in English)

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