“The street today puts food on my table,” said Silva, one of a small army of trash pickers who comb the streets of São Paulo, home to 20 million, for materials missed by the city’s official recycling trucks.
In this photo,the former crack user who now collects recyclable materials, pushes her cart loaded with recyclables, accompanied by her son Brian (R), 8, and her nephew Jean (C), 9, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Image source: REUTERS/Nacho Doce)