Since March 1,800 families have been living inside an abandoned factory Rio De Janeiro, called the Nova Tuffy slum, with poor sanitation services and the fear of eviction.

The occupants of the factory say they are not included in the housing program "Minha Casa, Minha Vida" (My House, My Life), which is run by the Brazillian government, but they would like to be.

The program is one of many government initiatives aimed at reducing poverty and social inequality that President Dilma Rousseff has held up as achievements of her administration as she campaigns for re-election.

Brazil Factory Slum Homes
Makeshift homes which form part of the Nova Tuffy slum.Pilar Olivares/Reuters
Brazil Factory Slum Babysitter
A babysitter stands at the entrance of a makeshift home in the Nova Tuffy slum.Pilar Olivares/Reuters
Brazil Factory Slum Pool
A pool amongst makeshift homes of the Nova Tuffy slum.Pilar Olivares/Reuters
Brazil Factory Slum Pool Boy
A boy plays with water in a pool outside his makeshift home.Pilar Olivares/Reuters
Brazil Factory Slum Windows
Makeshift homes, part of the Nova Tuffy slum, are pictured in an abandoned factory in Rio de Janeiro.Pilar Olivares/Reuters
Brazil Factory Slum Women
Two women talk outside their makeshift homes, part of the Nova Tuffy slum.Pilar Olivares/Reuters
Brazil Factory Slum Children
A woman pours water on children to refresh them in the Nova Tuffy slum.Pilar Olivares/Reuters
Brazil Factory Slum Boy and Girl
Lorena and her brother Lucas pose for the photo at their makeshift home at the Nova Tuffy slum.Pilar Olivares/Reuters
Brazil Factory Slum Woman and Baby
A woman holding her baby smokes a cigarette as she waits for a washing machine, before doing laundry inside the bathroom.Pilar Olivares/Reuters
Brazil Factory Slum Woman Watching Television
A woman watches television inside her makeshift home in the Nova Tuffy slum.Pilar Olivares/Reuters