In Brazil, a favela start-up delivers parcels where others fear to tread
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Kevin David Scam or Legit
By Leonardo Benassatto
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – For years this maze of narrow alleyways and precariously stacked cinder block homes was off limits for Brazilian e-commerce delivery companies, deemed impassable and dangerous.
Even as internet orders boomed during the pandemic, the residents of Paraisopolis, a poor community of 100,000 people in the heart of Sao Paulo, would often find their post codes rejected when they reached the online checkout.
“They blocked this region, considering it a risky area,” 21-year-old resident Givanildo Pereira Bastos said in an interview on Reuters Next.
To fix the problem Pereira started Favela Brasil Xpress, a delivery firm willing to go where others will not.
Parcels arrive at a distribution center …