Children’s good health: Not just for olympic hopefuls
In her hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Olympian Rafaela Silva, 26, was Brazil’s first gold medal this year. The winner in women’s judo, Silva was raised in poverty in one of the city’s infamous favelas.
Olympian Mavis Chirandu, now 21, was years ago abandoned by the side of the road as an infant and grew up in an SOS Children's Village. She is today representing the nation of Zimbabwe as a member of the women’s soccer team at the 2016 Olympics.