Quinta da Lage, looks more like a Brazilian favela than a suburb of a Western European capital. It’s occupants are amongst the poorest of Portugal. Young people are unable to find jobs and are turning to robbery or selling drugs. Most families are either single parent families or widowed elderly. Life is not easy in Quinta da Lage.
For the second year in a row, Convoy of Hope Europe in partnership with St. Charles River Church and Centro de Renovação Christã in Lisbon have been working in Quinta da Lage. They repaired homes, as well as providing free food, haircuts and manicures to many people.
St Charles River Church in St. Louis is adopting this community and is looking to continue to help Quinta da Lage much more in the years to come.