"Elenildo, a recycled life"

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Whatever the good efforts to make it less unbereable, a life of poverty represents in such big metropolis like Sao Paulo, a ghost enemy hard to defy. Living in a favela, in fact, means generally not paying for light and water services which are illegally connected to the house. But this is a small thing compared to the actual costs of living and the uncertainty of employment or housing. For instance, Elenildo and his family will have to face being evicted from their house because of the lack of money to pay the $R 100.00 (£20.00) monthly rent, so the idea of resting from his heavy routine becomes more a dream rather than a daily reality.