The Case of Casa Transitoria: Extreme Poverty

Discuss the case of Casa Transitoria. The president recognized that 16 million Brazilians lived in extreme poverty.

What are the strengths of Casa Transitoria’s model of intervention? What are the weaknesses of Casa Transitoria’s model of intervention? From an economic perspective, the poverty cycle is a trap that inhibits the ability of the poor to break away from certain economic and social conditions. What forces are at play in this mechanism? How can the poor escape this situation? Social change and population dynamics have redefined the needs of the population served by Casa Transitoria. How do you describe the new service needs? What will it take to address them?