Tuesday 18th October
From the team facebook page :
"Tuesday saw us making two visits in Curitiba: in the morning we went to Acridas a children's home which works in partnership with the local authority but raises just over 50% of its funding itself. It also has a very well organised charity shop which provides 20% of this income.
The children have been taken from their parents because of their parents' drug or alcohol problems, domestic violence or worse. They now live in houses of up to 10 children with two "house parents". We also visited the baby unit, where some were just two weeks old. This was the most popular part of the visit for some of our team, but so sad to think that these young babies will not know the regular love and attention of their natural mothers.