Location: Brazil (Rio)

Rosemary was born in Brazil’s largest slum, Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro. She is one of eight children and her uncle, who earns money by fishing in Rio’s polluted bay, looks after the family. Rocinha has seen a lot of investment and development over the past 20 years, offering more opportunities, schools and hospitals.

“I am a proud person, I don’t want to depend on anyone. Today I want to go back to work and give the best to my baby Gustavo.”