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August 18, 1994 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling it a model for programs worldwide, the Inter-American Development Bank and Brazilian officials launched a $20-million project Wednesday to aid this nation's growing and embarrassing number of neglected, homeless children. The nationwide program is a departure for the bank, which until a few years ago supported only transportation and energy projects. In recent years, the bank has branched into environmental programs, such as sewer construction and the cleanup of Rio's Guanabara Bay.
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August 18, 1994 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling it a model for programs worldwide, the Inter-American Development Bank and Brazilian officials launched a $20-million project Wednesday to aid this nation's growing and embarrassing number of neglected, homeless children. The nationwide program is a departure for the bank, which until a few years ago supported only transportation and energy projects. In recent years, the bank has branched into environmental programs, such as sewer construction and the cleanup of Rio's Guanabara Bay.
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August 13, 1997 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long before the blistering sun has reared its head, Ejide Mbarushimana, 15, has begun a day of backbreaking labor. He can be found stripping the rotting bark off the banana trees at the back of the mud-and-thatch hut where he lives, or digging up the aggressive weeds that threaten to strangle his fruit crop. After he has finished this chore, the scrawny teen prepares a meal of mashed bananas and beans for his three brothers, ages 13, 11 and 7.
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