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Fundation para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade FDC Charity Profile
The FDC is a civic organization, with no political party affiliation, which seeks to join together the forces of all sectors of society in achieving an ideal of development, democracy and social justice. This Foundation arises from the conviction that poverty is not inevitable. It is the result of a complex mechanism of marginalizing and exploiting the poor; of feeble publicity for scientific and technical knowledge and appropriate technologies; of a system of access to resources which those social strata who do not benefit from education and involvement in the formal institutions of society and the economy find it hard to use. This series of factors has a negative impact on people's attitude to nature and to life, and also prevents them from using the resources that are already available for their own benefit in a sustainable way. These structural and psychological obstacles are the roots of the poverty that the FDC seeks to combat.