First Steps: New services

The community project of Primeiros Passos (First Steps) is now providing two new services to those in need in Rocinha.

  1. First Steps members have been taking residents with hearing problems to receive free hearing aids in Duque de Caixias, RJ. The journey is long and far, many residents are unaware of this service available to them. First Steps has been publicizing within the community about the service as well as providing transportation.

  • The other service now offered by First Steps is domestic physical therapy, available to those who have suffered from a stroke. This service is much needed as so many residents have difficulties leaving their homes (watch our documentary about primeiros passos and transportation within Rocinha) and thanks to the cooperative of motorcycle taxis in Rocinha, Solange Oliveira can provide the service and receive a small salary to do so.