I am fundraising for Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland\'s Global Village Volunteer Team to travel to Paulo, Brazil. The team leave on 29th August, and each member must raise £1600. Paulo (population 16 million spread over 30,000 km) is the second most populated city in the world after Mexico. Forced mass evictions from the rural areas and general poverty have meant more and more people have moved into the city adding to the problems. One third of the population of Paulo live in shanty slums called favelas where squalor and deprivation have encouraged violence, drug abuse and child prostitution. Living conditions are appalling and dysentery and cholera are common.