BRAZIL

In these overcrowded villages, malnourished children run free in the streets, often getting involved in drugs and gangs.

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ABOUT THE COUNTRY

The largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil has placed a heavy emphasis on industrial and agricultural development. While the country has seen an increase in economic power, there is still a huge financial disparity between classes.

Finding sufficient work for its 201 million people has been a large challenge. Over a third of the country’s population lives in the slums of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Forest preservation movements have specifically caused timber harvesters to lose their jobs and move their families to slums and squatter villages. In these overcrowded villages, malnourished children run free in the streets, often getting involved in drugs and prostitution. Over 500,000 babies go unregistered each year, hindering their access to many basic rights.

THE FACTS

10%
POPULATION
LIVING BELOW $2/DAY
PROGRAMS:
2
PROGRAM TYPE:
LEARNING CENTER

201,009,622

Population

196

NUMBER OF CHILDREN SERVED

21%
POPULATION
BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
RELIGIONS

Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 15.4%, Spiritualist 1.3%

LANGUAGES

Portuguese

THE PROGRAM

Although Brazil is South America’s leading economic power, drugs, prostitution, unemployment, and violence pollute the communities where we work in Goiânia, Brazil. These issues, combined with absent parents and divorce, negatively affect the local youth. VisionTrust partners with Projeto Amar 1 and Projeto Amar 2 Learning Centers in an effort to better these children’s lives by promoting spiritual, intellectual and physical growth.

Both Centers go above and beyond to take care of the children. Each child is given a shower when they arrive because they don’t receive proper hygienic care at home. Children who attend a half-day at the Center receive two meals and a snack, while nursery and pre-school students who attend all day are given three meals and two snacks. Teens learn valuable trades through an apprentice program that works with 14 different corporations. The children and teens both receive support, discipleship, encouragement and a safe haven from the streets.

Meet the Kids

BR002 Projecto Amar 2

Claudio Vinicios Dos Santos Silva

$40.00 / month

BR002 Projecto Amar 2

Pedro Henrique Rosa De Souza

$40.00 / month

BR002 Projecto Amar 2

Adrian Santos Da Silva

$40.00 / month

BR002 Projecto Amar 2

Carlos Eduardo Silva Rocha

$40.00 / month

BR002 Projecto Amar 2

Pedro Felipe Silva Salazar

$40.00 / month

BR002 Projecto Amar 2

Ana Beatriz Soares Da Luz

$40.00 / month
$40.00 / month

BR002 Projecto Amar 2

Karolina Souza De Abreu

$40.00 / month

BR002 Projecto Amar 2

Rafael Silveira Cardoso

$40.00 / month

BR002 Projecto Amar 2

Pedro Peres De Padua Bailao

$40.00 / month

BR002 Projecto Amar 2

Hudson Rafael Guimaraes Do Rosario

$40.00 / month

BR002 Projecto Amar 2

Joao Vitor Rodrigues De Oliveira

$40.00 / month
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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.