tag:compassion.com,2011-05-30:5-47843 Brazil Stories 2011-05-30T15:41:51.643-06:00 Compassion International Diamonds in the Rough tag:compassion.com,2014-12-30:5-83718 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-09-30T12:12:37-06:00

Compassion is closing centers in the wealthiest southeast to envision a different future for children in the poorest areas of brazil.

News Briefs tag:compassion.com,2014-12-30:5-83828 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-09-30T15:12:42-06:00

In an attempt to combat dengue fever — a sometimes fatal, mosquito-borne infection — Brazilian health officials in April began releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in high-risk areas.

The Other Brazil tag:compassion.com,2014-59-23:5-81350 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2014-06-23T14:59:42-06:00

Brazil may have one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, but those living in the north are being left behind.

News and Views tag:compassion.com,2013-30-02:5-70394 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2013-06-02T14:30:39-06:00

Researchers probe the role of hope in releasing children from poverty.

The Path That God Paved tag:compassion.com,2011-00-26:5-33706 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2011-01-26T00:00:00-07:00 Ana Rafaela, Brazil Field Communication Specialist

Poverty had a path ready for Ivoneide. She lived in a shack in a poor community with an abusive father. A sponsor and the Leadership Development Program put her on God's path.

Finding Compassion tag:compassion.com,2009-00-15:5-32856 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2009-12-15T00:00:00-07:00 Tania Mendes in Brazil and Leura Jones, Contributing Writer
Rogerio was tired of feeling hungry. Driven by his hunger, he began seeking food. What he found was a caring pastor, a Compassion-assisted child development center, and the love of the Lord.
Restoring a Broken Heart tag:compassion.com,2008-00-16:5-32888 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-06-16T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Tania Mendes in Brazil
Talita, a Compassion Leadership Development student, makes a difference in children's lives by volunteering at the same student center she was enrolled in as a child.
Champions of Faith tag:compassion.com,2008-00-27:5-33799 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-05-27T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell

Read how Compassion tutor and karate champion Francisco de Melo is helping shape Compassion-assisted student Jorge Barrosa, an up-and-coming karate master in Brazil.

An Innocent Victim tag:compassion.com,2008-00-12:5-32485 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2008-05-12T00:00:00-06:00 Brandy Campbell, with Tania Mendes in Brazil

As a young boy, Eloim cared for his mentally ill mother. Now, Compassion offers the family support, and Eloim is finally learning what it means to be a child, not a caregiver.

Antonio Carlos: "I Miss Her" tag:compassion.com,2006-00-15:5-32650 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2006-02-15T00:00:00-07:00 Tania Mendes, Brazil Communications Specialist
While only 10 years old, Antonio Carlos has already suffered a great deal. However, through Compassion, he is learning life skills and has found hope. 
Work for Fun and Profit tag:compassion.com,2005-00-01:5-33228 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-09-01T00:00:00-06:00 Tania Mendes, Compassion Brazil Communications Specialist

Simone Sylvia Franca is one of 30 Brazilian teenagers who graduated from a bakery course at Lar Batista de Criancas (BR-302).  Read how the job training program supplied her with newfound knowledge and skills that she believes will allow her to support a family of her own some day.

The Truth about Carnaval tag:compassion.com,2005-00-19:5-33697 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2005-04-19T00:00:00-06:00 Tania Mendes, Compassion Brazil Communications Specialist

Carnaval is a bawdy four-day Brazilian celebration culminating on "Fat Tuesday" or Mardi Gras. Compassion-assisted projects in Brazil teach children about their country's world-famous Carnaval, marked by drugs, alcohol, gambling and sexual license, and then offer an alternative. Projeto Maninho (BR-338) provides "Purim", a celebration for children that incorporates puppets, music, dance and drama. Many parents approve - and are grateful.

David Bohr: Letting Children Know They Matter tag:compassion.com,2003-00-09:5-32971 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2003-06-09T00:00:00-06:00

Dave Bohr had never flown before he boarded an airplane bound for Brazil to meet his sponsored child, Amanda. That was just the beginning of many "firsts" in a life-changing trip that also led Dave to join Compassion's Volunteer Network.

Cultural Tips for Brazil tag:compassion.com,2002-00-05:5-32662 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2002-12-05T00:00:00-07:00

Portuguese is the dominant language in Brazil. Be aware that Brazilians do not perceive themselves as Hispanic and, in some cases, will take offense if addressed in Spanish.

Language Lessons tag:compassion.com,2002-00-05:5-33362 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2002-12-05T00:00:00-07:00
The Portuguese language of Brazil has a different pronunciation and vocabulary than the classical language spoken in Portugal. Brazilian Portuguese is softer and more lyrical.