Cova da Moura is a Ghetto in the suburbs of Lisbon. 75% of the population has their origin at Cabo Verde and have lived here for several generations. This block is considered one of the most dangerous places in the city. Drugs, gangs and high unemployment creates a situation of social exclusion .
For twenty years one local Association called, Moinho da Juventude ( Wind Mill of youth) has fought for the requalification of the existing houses and their small business (restaurants, hair dressers) and also doing a huge social work with the education of children helping the mothers that have to go to work at 5 am. They have kindergarden, they supply food and organize many activities with the young people.
The leader of this fight is a woman called Lieve and finally she has got the help and the promises to requalify the block. The plans are already under study.
Photo documentary story / Photojournal by Portuguese photographer Alfredo Mu?oz de Oliveira (Hits: 88558)
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