A house on the outskirts of Villa has become a haven and refuge for people living in the slums of Brazil’s capital city, where the death toll from the 2014 Zika virus has risen to around 6,000.
A number of people are living on the roof of the villa, where they have shelter and food.
The house has also been used as a temporary shelter for people with HIV and hepatitis C.
“There are a lot of people here with HIV, and they are in great danger,” said Joao Martins, who is living on top of the roof.
“We don’t have access to the shelter.
But this house can provide us with a place to live, a place where we can rest and heal.”
In addition to being a place of refuge for many, the villas roof is also home to many homeless people, including people who have fled violence and poverty in their home countries.
The home, which has been there for two years, has also provided shelter for some of the most vulnerable members of the population, including children.
“I have children,” said Maria da Silva, a mother of two who is homeless and living in a tent on the top of her home.
“We are all here to take care of each other.”
A shelter for familiesA few days after the outbreak of the virus, the Villa of Villacombe was home to a house filled with children.
One woman who was there said she would sleep in the front room for three nights.
“Every night, when I wake up, I feel like I am dying,” said the woman, who asked to be identified only as Lora.
“It’s a dream I have always had.”
Lora, who has two children, said she has been homeless for the past six months, living in an abandoned building in the capital of Minas Gerais, where she has slept out of a car.
“It’s not a dream anymore,” she said.
“When I wake and the door opens, there’s a big police presence.”
The city of Minasse, where Minas, a city of about 80,000 people, is located, is the country’s largest slum and the site of the largest outbreak of HIV in the world.
The virus has killed at least 20,000 in Brazil and caused an estimated 2.5 million cases of AIDS in the country.
For a number of years, the people who live in the Villas have struggled to find jobs, housing and health care services.
But with the outbreak and the economic hardships, many are now seeking to escape.
“Many people here, many people here in Minasse are sleeping on the roofs,” said Lora, as she sat on a wooden bench, wearing a blanket wrapped around her body.
“And they are sleeping with the children and sleeping with our children.”
As the epidemic continues to worsen in Brazil, some have taken to sleeping in their cars on the city streets.
But others are finding it easier to stay put.
“If we go to Minasse for the night, there are no houses, and if we leave Minasse at dawn, we are not going anywhere,” said Ana Maria, a man who had a bed in a nearby apartment building.
“But at night, we sleep on the rooftop.”
The roof of one of the houses in Villa.