Airton de Holanda, family farmers benefited by the Eixão das Águas project in Ceará.
"It changed a lot. Before this channel, we brought in water from four, five miles away. We had no crops, nothing, now we do. We have vegetables —papaya, bananas, cassava, and so on. Using small pipes, gravity pulls water through the channel."
Camila Vicente micro businesswoman, owner of a snack bar next to one of the stations of the cable car at the Complexo do Alemão shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), where she is also a resident.