Inadh: The Power of Opportunity Arrives in Favela


credit: Team In Focus

When Diego dos Anjos started out as a 17-year-old favela community agent in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he had no idea that 20 years later he'd founded the National Institute of Human Development, a non-profit that has helped more than 1 million people over the past 18 years.

But dos Anjos, who is now the institute's executive director, says that "the belief that if there is opportunity, everyone has the probability of changing their life, is what inspires me to pursue my mission which over the years, remains intense and transformative, constantly invigorated by the extraordinary stories of restarting, hope, persistence, and overcoming of the beneficiaries of our projects who embark on the journey of rebuilding their citizenship hand in hand with the beneficiaries of our projects who embark on the journey of rebuilding their citizenship hand in hand with dignity and self-esteem," per a press release.

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