food shortage, smiles abound

Itaparica, Brazil (2009) - Throughout Brazil public education is one of the sectors that suffer most from corruption and mismanagement. Often even the federal funds for the purchase of school lunches are targets of these crimes. In 2009, in the municipality of Itaparica, Bahia, children from poor families were required to bring lunch from home since there the kitchen was not operating due to lack of food to cook.