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Meet our Local Hero
Aparecida de Fátima de Oliveira (Cidinha) is the youngest of nine siblings, but was adopted by her aunt and uncle at age two. She wasn’t raised in a Christian family, but started studying the Bible at 21, and the grace and love of Jesus came alive to her. Cidinha has worked with Projecto Amar for 23 years and has been our Country Director since 2005.
A Quick Look At Our Impact in Brazil
Year VisionTrust Started Partnering: 2001
# of Programs: 2
# of Children Served: 180+
# of In-Country Staff/Volunteers: 28
VisionTrust Brazil programs give kids and teenagers a safe place where they are fed physically, intellectually, and spiritually. Through the love and support that the staff pours into the children, they see and feel the love of God and are given hope for a better future. Instead of being engulfed by a community culture of drugs, prostitution, and violence, these children are now being given a hope for a future they never could have imagined. Children ages 5 and up attend the programs after school. They receive 2 meals, society and citizenship teaching, basic health assistance, and Biblical teaching and discipleship. The children also participate in extra curricular activities such as music, sports, and judo. Recently our partners in Brazil celebrated thier 30th year of service! There is a whole generation of leaders and disciples of Jesus because these Local Heroes in Brazil.