Tatiana Silveira said to Prime Time Zone that her services as a cleaner were interrupted by the pandemic; according to study, food insecurity reached 55.2% of households at the end of 2020
Through posts in Facebook groups, housewife Tatiana Silva has been guaranteeing the livelihood of her five children. “It is too humiliating to have to beg for something to eat, this is not a lament. I am asking because really, so far, we haven’t eaten anything today. We are in a critical situation and for those who do not believe, I can show it through a video call or photos. I know, from the heart, that no one is obliged to help, everyone has their needs. But I look at my children and think, ‘My God, help me to starve theirs’. With the help of R $ 2, I can now buy three breads and two eggs to guarantee dinner. I’m out of the ground ”, he registered in a post on the social network this Monday, 5th, together with his bank account details and a video, in which he shows the cabinets with only two bags of flour.
The 27-year-old is only one of the 19 million Brazilians who have come across or are still facing fome during a pandemic, according to research conducted by the Brazilian Research Network on Sovereignty and Food and Nutritional Security (PENSSAN Network). The study launched on Monday, points out that 55.2% of Brazilian households, about 116.8 million people, lived with some degree of food insecurity at the end of 2020. Of these, 9% – or 19 million citizens, went hungry. Data were collected between the 5th and 25th of December of the last year. The report, Tatiana stated that her family’s situation was aggravated by the arrival of the Covid-19 no country.