When the first generation of excellastas started out, they had very little money, and so they were very reliant on the community to help them.
For years, the community donated water, food and medical supplies to the family.
After the flood, it became impossible for them to keep going, so the family left to live on the streets of the city.
“The water was really hard to get, and people were not helping us at all,” Maria told the BBC.
“It was very, very hard for them.”
So the family decided to go back to the streets, and they went to work in the fields.
They did that for three years, until they finally got a job.
Then the city gave them water again, and then the next year, they got another job.
It was a good opportunity for the family to start again.
The family went back to work, and the next two years they worked in the factories.
They had jobs in factories in the capital, Brasilia, but they could not afford to live in the city because they were still trying to make ends meet.
They went back again to the fields, and again they were given water again.
But this time, the water was not very clean.
It would leak, and it would leak again.
“We had to wash it and scrub it.
We were washing the water every morning with a cloth, just so we wouldn’t get it dirty again,” Maria said.
The problem was that the water from the factories was very dirty, so when the family went out to get water for their gardens, they would only get water from one water source.
When the family was at work, they could use the water for washing the plants or making the tea.
But when they went home to take the children to school, they needed water for the washing machine, the washing dishes and the washing the car.
Maria said the family always had to worry about water contamination from the factory, but she also believed that the people who helped the family were trying to help the city, because there were people who had lost their homes and had to leave their homes.
The water problem was so serious that they tried to get the city to stop dumping water into the river and stop dumping it into the sea.
So they started asking for help from the local government to solve the problem.
The city came to the families house and they told them that the city would stop the dumping of water in the river, and that they would be able to take back their water, but there would be no compensation.
But Maria’s husband had other ideas.
“I asked the government if I could come and collect water from my garden to be distributed to the city,” Maria recalled.
“And they said that we should go to the water district and ask for their permission to collect water.
So we went and asked for the water, and there was no water.
We had to ask for money from the city for water.
And the city said that they will pay us if we go to them and ask them for water.”
The water was collected, and in April this year, the city paid the family, but Maria had to pay another 100 euros ($122) to the government for the cost of the water.
“That’s how we started to get some money,” she said.
“But they had to make sure that it was a fair price for the city.”
The money was a very big challenge for Maria, and she was desperate.
“When we had to go to our water station and pay the water bill, I cried for the whole time, because the money was so little,” she recalled.
She went to the local city council, and asked them to pay for the first half of the bill, but the city refused.
Maria was furious and called the police, who were very helpful.
The police came and got them and said that the municipality was taking care of the problem, and no problems would happen anymore.
Maria called the government again, but this time they gave her the money.
The next month, the government was still not paying her water bill.
The money from that was to be used to rebuild Maria’s house, and to build a new one.
And this was when the problem became even worse.
Maria says that her husband told her that the government did not give them the money, so they had no choice but to leave the city and start over.
Maria and her husband have been living in a house for a while now, and Maria and she and their children have started a new life, living in the new neighbourhood where they used to live.
They have moved into the new house, but in order to have a roof over their heads, they need to pay the rent for the next three years.
And to make it work, the family has to buy their own food.
Maria’s life is in chaos now.
She cannot work, because her husband has been unemployed for so long, and he does not have the money to support