As Brazil celebrates becoming the 8th largest economy in the world and being chosen for the 2016 Summer Olympics, 18% of its population live without sewage systems or running water.
Approximately 35 million Brazilian’s have little to no basic sanitation service in their homes and 28% of Brazilian cities do not have waste treatment services thereby depositing it in an open dump. The Amazonian regions of Rondonia and Pariba suffer the most with little running water and no sewage systems available to them.
The Brazilian government continues to address the problem; each year more and more Brazilian are being provided basic services. The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics reports that the numbers of those not receiving basic services are much lower since 2000.