Live or Die Child Poverty Outreach in Brazilian Favela Slums - Adam Carter

In Chapter 3 of 16, micro-philanthropist and Cause and Affect Foundation ( founder Adam Carter shares why Brazilian shanty town favelas offer a pure win or lose view into community philanthropy efforts. Failure to engage children early translates into high potential they will enter the drug trade and die young. Community programs and education initiatives provide favela children opportunities for hope and achievement. Based on experience working in several favelas, Charter shares that kids not engaged in these programs are all-too-easily lured into the drug trade, sometimes by the age of ten, beginning a downward spiral that often leads to death by age 25.