Hello fellow expats,
I think we'll all agree that Brazil is a pretty unequal country.
What are some things an expat like me can do in Brazil to help people here who weren't born with as many privileges?
I'm from a rich european country. The poverty I see here, while far from the worst in Brazil, is still honestly utterly alien to me. I'd like to know if I can help one or two of these people without 1. being counterproductive, insensitive, a 'voluntourist' and 2. putting myself in danger.
Do I teach some kids English? Share my dinner with a beggar? Donate/volunteer for a local initiative? Buy a homeless guy a tent? Become their friend? (How?) Pay them to cook/clean/teach me Portuguese? Do I just learn to ignore it?
All opinions welcome! I'm clueless in this area.
(BTW: I earn more than I need and I want to stay here a few years.)