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Liege (L), Júlia talk about logistics while Joana (R) and Rafael check on the quality of the boxes they are working with and how can they improve that for future food deliveries. Liege and Joana are partners of Flávia (not pictured) at Fazenda Malabar, wh
Liege (L), Júlia talk about logistics while Joana (R) and Rafael check on the quality of the boxes they are working with and how can they improve that for future food deliveries. Liege and Joana are partners of Flávia (not pictured) at Fazenda Malabar, while Júlia is a friend staying over during quarantine, but who has also joined Pertim's movement. Campinas, SP.
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Rafael Duckur stops by at Neto's farm to pick up oranges, bananas and a few avocados he had left in Joaquim Egídio, SP.
Rafael Duckur stops by at Neto's farm to pick up oranges, bananas and a few avocados he had left in Joaquim Egídio, SP.
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Rafael Duckur, organic food producer and creator of Pertim, poses for a portrait outside Preto Império, Brasilândia, where he stopped by to deliver boxes before heading to help out another delivery of food baskets in Campinas, SP.
Rafael Duckur, organic food producer and creator of Pertim, poses for a portrait outside Preto Império, Brasilândia, where he stopped by to deliver boxes before heading to help out another delivery of food baskets in Campinas, SP.
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Rafael Duckur stops by at Neto's farm to pick up oranges, bananas and a few avocados he had left in Joaquim Egídio, SP.
Rafael Duckur stops by at Neto's farm to pick up oranges, bananas and a few avocados he had left in Joaquim Egídio, SP.
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Liege (L), Rafael (C) and Joana (R) organize almost 20 boxes in the pick up, so that Rafael can go to another farmer to pick up lettuce and eggplants. Logistics is a big element in Pertim's project. They are always running around to get products with diff
Liege (L), Rafael (C) and Joana (R) organize almost 20 boxes in the pick up, so that Rafael can go to another farmer to pick up lettuce and eggplants. Logistics is a big element in Pertim's project. They are always running around to get products with different producers, cleaning and organizing everything to send out to the city, where they will be reorganized into individual boxes for the families. Campinas, SP.
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Liege (L) and Júlia count and organize products received, while Joana (R) discusses with Rafael (not pictured) the quality of the boxes they are working with and how can they improve that for future food deliveries. Liege and Joana are partners of Flávia
Liege (L) and Júlia count and organize products received, while Joana (R) discusses with Rafael (not pictured) the quality of the boxes they are working with and how can they improve that for future food deliveries. Liege and Joana are partners of Flávia (not pictured) at Fazenda Malabar, while Júlia is a friend staying over during quarantine, but who has also joined Pertim's movement. Campinas, SP.
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Local producers collect organic lettuce that is going to be delivered by Pertim to families in Brasilândia. Morungaba, SP.
Local producers collect organic lettuce that is going to be delivered by Pertim to families in Brasilândia. Morungaba, SP.
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Organic lettuce plantation in Morungaba, SP.
Organic lettuce plantation in Morungaba, SP.
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Rafael Duckur, organic food producer and creator of Pertim, picks up lettuce that is being harvested by local producers in Morungaba, SP.
Rafael Duckur, organic food producer and creator of Pertim, picks up lettuce that is being harvested by local producers in Morungaba, SP.
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A local organic food producer helps Rafael Duckur, one of Pertim's founders, to load boxes of aubergine into his pick up. Morungaba, SP.
A local organic food producer helps Rafael Duckur, one of Pertim's founders, to load boxes of aubergine into his pick up. Morungaba, SP.
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Dimas Reis (C), one of the creators of Preto Império, a collective that works to elevate and empower back and periphery population in Brasilândia, receives organic products sent out by Pertim before organizing them into individual baskets that will go to
Dimas Reis (C), one of the creators of Preto Império, a collective that works to elevate and empower back and periphery population in Brasilândia, receives organic products sent out by Pertim before organizing them into individual baskets that will go to local families in need. Brasilândia, SP.
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Dimas Reis, one of the creators of Preto Império, a collective that works to elevate and empower back and periphery population in Brasilândia, poses for a portrait while organizing Perfim's food baskets. Brasilândia, SP.
Dimas Reis, one of the creators of Preto Império, a collective that works to elevate and empower back and periphery population in Brasilândia, poses for a portrait while organizing Perfim's food baskets. Brasilândia, SP.
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Dimas Reis (L), one of the creators of Preto Império, a collective that works to elevate and empower back and periphery population organizes the organic products that will go to local families, while two volunteers from the community prepare the boxes. Br
Dimas Reis (L), one of the creators of Preto Império, a collective that works to elevate and empower back and periphery population organizes the organic products that will go to local families, while two volunteers from the community prepare the boxes. Brasilândia, SP.
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General view of the Brasilândia community, which is the fourth most populous district in the outskirts of São Paulo. Here, 51 people have already died from Covid-19.
General view of the Brasilândia community, which is the fourth most populous district in the outskirts of São Paulo. Here, 51 people have already died from Covid-19.
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Each basket of organic food contains pumpkin, sweet potato, lettuce, beet, lemon, eggplant, banana, cucumber, 
persimmon, escarole, cabbage, habanero, parsley, eggs, coffee and face masks. Brasilândia, SP.
Each basket of organic food contains pumpkin, sweet potato, lettuce, beet, lemon, eggplant, banana, cucumber, persimmon, escarole, cabbage, habanero, parsley, eggs, coffee and face masks. Brasilândia, SP.
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Rodrigo Gonçalves, 19, poses for a portrait after receiving his basket of organic food. Gonçalves is the sole provider in his household, which he shares with his mother, two daughters and a niece. "We survive out of my work and with the help of Bolsa Famí
Rodrigo Gonçalves, 19, poses for a portrait after receiving his basket of organic food. Gonçalves is the sole provider in his household, which he shares with his mother, two daughters and a niece. "We survive out of my work and with the help of Bolsa Família [government's program or money distribution]. My sisters are underaged." He is a construction auxiliary, which means his jobs are always temporary. Now, he's waiting for the next one. Brasilândia, SP.
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Diego Nascimento Evaristo, 35, poses for a portrait with his basket of organic food donated by Pertim. Evaristo is a car washer, while his wife is at home taking care of their 5 months old baby and their other two children, aged 9 and 15. Before the baby,
Diego Nascimento Evaristo, 35, poses for a portrait with his basket of organic food donated by Pertim. Evaristo is a car washer, while his wife is at home taking care of their 5 months old baby and their other two children, aged 9 and 15. Before the baby, Adriana (not pictured) used to work as a domestic worker. Now, she is self isolating herself because of her kids, and none of her former employers is helping out. "I wasn't registered, so I can't ask for much help", she says. Brasilândia, SP.
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Ilma Paulino, 47 is currently unemployed. She lives with her two children and with a disabled sister, who she takes care of. "She gets the social security benefit so we help each other out. She helps financially at home and I take care of her and the hous
Ilma Paulino, 47 is currently unemployed. She lives with her two children and with a disabled sister, who she takes care of. "She gets the social security benefit so we help each other out. She helps financially at home and I take care of her and the house", she says, after receiving her basket of products from Pertim. Brasilândia, SP.
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Maria Benedita Bezerra Lima, 56, poses for a portrait next to her husband Gonçalo Malaquias Lima, 59. Both currently unemployed, the couple saw their routine change because of the coronavirus crisis. While Gonçalo lives off temporary gigs as a bricklayer’
Maria Benedita Bezerra Lima, 56, poses for a portrait next to her husband Gonçalo Malaquias Lima, 59. Both currently unemployed, the couple saw their routine change because of the coronavirus crisis. While Gonçalo lives off temporary gigs as a bricklayer’s assistant, Maria Benedita used to take care of two kids for a neighbor when he was out. With the social isolation measures, that type of work is no longer possible. "Now that stopped," she says. The couple lives with 5 of their 7 children, and the family income comes from the eldest, who works at a pizza restaurant. Brasilândia, SP.
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Sinval Barbosa dos Santos, 31, receives the basket of food from Pertim. Santos used to work in constructions, but like many Brazilians, has also done other temporary gigs to make a living. For the past 8 months he has been looking for jobs. His wife is a
Sinval Barbosa dos Santos, 31, receives the basket of food from Pertim. Santos used to work in constructions, but like many Brazilians, has also done other temporary gigs to make a living. For the past 8 months he has been looking for jobs. His wife is a cook and, because of coronavirus crisis and the city's lockdown, hasn't been working. Brasilândia, SP.
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