Lima is also being hailed as the first lesbian to be elected to Niterói’s city council.
Verônica’s history is marked by a commitment to carry out important actions for the social development of Niterói. As a strong, competent and determined woman, she has been since adolescence involved in the student movement and in the fight the appreciation of the public school. Today, her name is associated with an improved quality of life of the population.
Another example that shows Verônica’s competence is her work done as Under Secretary for Food and Nutrition Security as part of the PT. She was responsible for the creation of the Hebert de Souza Municipal Food Bank, the first in the state, whose goal is to redistribute food that would be wasted by industries and businesses to distribute it to families and institutions registered in the program.
In just over a year and six months, about 600 tons of food stopped being thrown in the trash and went to the table over 500 families and 26 institutions that benefitted from the program. In total, more than five thousand people left from starvation and have a better life. All this shows that Verônica’s work can’t stop, and her performance as a councilor in the municipality is critical for the development of effective public policies for the city of Niterói.
Although most people are familiar with the “Cidade maravilhosa (Marvelous City)”, Rio de Janeiro, less in known about the municipal of Niterói. Niterói is the 6th most populous city in the state of Rio de Janeiro and is connected to the city of Rio by the President Costa e Silva Bridge, also known as the Rio-Niterói Bridge which crosses the Baía da Guanabara (Guanabara Bay).
1. For a breakdown of how Brazil’s socioeconomic classes breakdown see this article.
Source: O Fluminense, Eu quero Vê
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