This incredible story is also about the wonderful people Lilica met during her life journey: Mrs. Neire and the teacher. These women with their commitment and compassion are amazing. They don’t have much but they are willing to have the little they have. We are glad to share this beautiful story with every one, all of us have a lesson to learn from it. Brazil has a very high poverty rate. The poorest Brazilians, which make 34% of population, recieve less that 1,2% of nation’s income. The poor segment of makes a third of population and the extremely poor make 13%. Poverty is most visibly represented in metropolitan areas and upcountry regions, where living conditions are way below average. Fast urbanization and population growth develop a lot of problems. Growing cities cannot keep up with these factors, that’s why a lot of people are forced to build temporary homes with no proper utilities and conditions. These settlements are called favelas. Brazil’s housing deficit is over 7 million units.