The Wider Image: Vibrant Cape Verdean culture draws people to Lisbon outskirt
Dulce Fernandes poses with her Catholic figures for a portrait in her room in Cova da Moura neighbourhood in Lisbon, Portugal, December 13, 2018. "I always have a smile on my face even though I'm sick," Dulce said. She has problems in her knees, which makes it hard for her to walk. Dulce came to Portugal in 2000. "I moved to Portugal to seek a better life, there were no jobs in Cape Verde. I have four children, without a father. I'm a strong woman," she said. Like many other residents in Cova da Moura, Dulce collects Catholic saints. Cape Verde is a predominantly Catholic country. In her tiny house she also has plants she uses for medical purposes, something prevalent in the neighbourhood, just like in Cape Verde. Dulce said she was evicted from her previous home in another similar neighbourhood in Lisbon, which is being destroyed to make space for a new urban development. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante SEARCH "MOURA LISBON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.