tag:compassion.com,2011-05-30:5-47843 Brazil Stories 2011-05-30T15:41:51.643-06:00 Compassion International Sponsorship Infuses Strength tag:compassion.com,2015-09-27:5-88357 0001-01-01T00:00:00-07:00 2015-01-27T22:09:57-07:00

A 21-year-old young woman in Brazil looks back on her life — a life filled with poverty and one struggle after another — and acknowledges the significant role her Compassion sponsor has played.

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.