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Building Homes in a Rio de Janeiro Shanty Town
In Rio de Janeiro's Barriera do Vaso favela, you'll find families of 10+ members packed into flimsy plywood and canvas structures without any running water. How about helping build solid brick structures—with both kitchens and bathrooms—that they can actually call homes? You'll work alongside a pro-builder, reside in Rio's artsy Santa Teresa neighborhood (an easy walk to the bars and eateries), and even have the opportunity to learn some Portuguese.