Caritas supports more than 5,7 one thousand pickers / them to work in safety and dignity
Caritas Brasileira operates the fight against poverty and the enhancement of the profession of grooming and collector of recyclable materials. The organization advises groups of workers / in the formation of cooperatives and associations, especially in selective collection and in winning structures organized labor. Caritas assists groups in obtaining warehouse inventory, protective equipment (gloves, Sapatos etc), machines for processing materials, among others.
From 2003, but 5,7 thousand tasters / as foram benefit / as.
Caritas and / as scavengers / discuss the eradication of landfills, structuring the work and policy of selective collection development activities as environmental, guaranteeing the autonomy of organizing groups.
This perspective is adopted in training courses, approach with emphasis on defense and guarantee of their rights. Collectors / the start to be recognized as citizens and claim access to public health services, education and housing.
The organization stimulates mobilization to eradicate child labor. The actions developed with the sons and daughters of pickers / the decreased child labor in scavenging and provided their inclusion in government programs. Play activities in communities expanded their understanding of their own rights.