Favela painting is a project that was born in Brazil in early 2010, its mission is to revive Brazilian favelas. The origin of this initiative is in the use of art and painting to beautify poor Brazilian neighbourhoods. Supported by the "Firmeza Foundation" Favela Painting, translated as "O Morro" in Portuguese, connects the inhabitants of the favelas and Dutch artists Haas and Hahn, who together produced the masterpieces outside by painting the walls of favelas. As a result, the first paintings have attracted not only the Brazilian press, but also the international press, big names like as CNN, Fox News and even Al Jazeera.
All of the originality and creativity of Favela Painting ensues from the nature of the project. This is indeed regarded as a symbol of art and beauty.
Favela painting gives the people the opportunity to work and earn wages, allowing them to escape poverty.
Parts of the favelas have already been "re-painted" with the help of Favela Painting, but first and foremost, the aim of the association is to paint a favela in its entirety, which would then be visible to residents, as well as visitors. The potential for development of this initiative is important, and may even spread to other countries where the phenomenon of "ghettoization" is present (like for example, in India and Nigeria).