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Brazil possesses a unique value that sets it apart on the global stage. With its vast geographical expanse, diverse ecosystems and vibrant cultural heritage, Brazil is a treasure trove of natural wonders and cultural richness. From the Amazon rainforest (the world's largest tropical rainforest) to the breathtaking Iguazu Falls and the stunning Pantanal wetlands, Brazil boasts unparalleled biodiversity and ecological significance. Moreover, Brazil's diverse population, influenced by Indigenous, European, African and Asian heritages, contributes to a unique tapestry of traditions, music, dance and cuisine. The country's passion for soccer, vibrant carnival celebrations and renowned artistic expressions, including musical styles such as samba and bossa nova, further showcase its distinctive cultural contributions. With its natural beauty, cultural diversity and vibrant spirit, there is much about Brazil that captivates the world and leaves a lasting impression on those who experience its wonders.

But Brazil is also a country grappling with devastating poverty. Brazil is home to over 211 million and the poverty rate among the population is high. And children living in poverty are the most vulnerable. Here are just a few of the compelling reasons why you should consider sponsoring a child in Brazil to empower them to break the cycle of poverty:

  1. Pervasive Poverty Levels: Poverty affects a significant portion of Brazil's population, leading to compromised living conditions and limited opportunities for its people.
  2. Dire Situation for Children: Millions of Brazilian children are living in poverty, unable to access basic necessities and lacking opportunities for growth and development.
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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $43 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Medical checkups, which often save lives
  • Nutritious food
  • Health and hygiene training
  • Educational assistance
  • Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
  • Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God. Just imagine how exciting it will be when one day you get to heaven and your sponsored child is there with you because you chose to sponsor him or her.

When you sponsor a child in Brazil, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children in Brazil find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.

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For many years, Brazil has had a significant poverty challenge.

  • Overall Poverty Rate: According to the World Bank, in 2020, approximately 21% of Brazil's population lived below the national poverty line, which was defined as individuals living on less than R$511 (Brazilian Reais) per month (approximately $100 USD).
  • Extreme Poverty Rate: The extreme poverty rate, defined as individuals living on less than R$246 (approximately $48 USD) per month, was around 6.5% in 2020.

Tragically, as is true in many nations facing similar challenges, poverty often has a disproportionate impact on children in Brazil:

  • Education: Poverty often limits access to quality education for children in Brazil. Children from low-income families may struggle to afford school supplies, uniforms (required for many schools) and transportation, leading to lower school attendance rates and higher dropout rates.
  • Health and Nutrition: Poverty can harm children's health and nutrition. Lack of access to nutritious food, clean water and adequate health care can lead to malnutrition, higher rates of diseases and stunted growth.
  • Housing and Sanitation: Families living in poverty often face inadequate housing conditions, lacking proper sanitation facilities and access to clean water. These conditions can expose children to health hazards and increase the risk of diseases.
  • Violence and Crime: Poverty is closely linked to higher rates of violence and crime in certain areas of Brazil. Children growing up in impoverished neighborhoods may face a higher risk of exposure to violence, which can have long-lasting psychological and developmental effects.
  • Social Exclusion: Poverty can lead to social exclusion and limit opportunities for children to engage in cultural, recreational and social activities. Not having the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities and missing out on social interactions may impact their overall development and well-being.

Child Sponsorship Through a Christ-centered, Church-based and Holistic Child Development Lens

By being Christ-centered, church-driven and child-focused, we have created a comprehensive and effective model for child sponsorship. This approach not only addresses immediate needs but also equips children with the tools and resources they need for long-term success and transformation. 

  • Holistic Child Development: We believe in caring for and developing every part of a child. Beyond addressing their immediate physical needs, our program focuses on nurturing their emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. By providing access to education, health care and safe environments, and by introducing them to the love of God, we ensure that sponsored children receive comprehensive support to thrive and reach their full potential. 
  • Local Church Partnerships: We work in partnership with local churches in communities around the world. These churches serve as a vital support system, providing safe and nurturing environments for children. Local church staff and volunteers deliver programs and services that cater to the unique needs of each child in their community, enabling sustainable and long-term impact. 
  • Christ-centered Focus: Our approach to poverty alleviation through child sponsorship is rooted in Christ’s life and teachings. We believe in the transformational power of faith and strive to nurture the spiritual development of sponsored children. Through local church partnerships, children receive spiritual guidance, participate in discipleship programs and learn about God's love and purpose for their lives. This holistic approach seeks to equip children not only for a better future but also for a life built on a relationship with Jesus. 

By sponsoring a Brazilian child with Compassion International, you become a life-changer, empowering a child to break free from the cycle of poverty, pursue education, receive health care and develop their God-given potential. Through our proven and distinctive model for child sponsorship, you have the incredible opportunity to offer powerful encouragement, love and support as the child journeys through life. 

Take action today and become a beacon of hope in a child's life: Sponsor a child and help break the cycle of poverty. Together, we can transform lives and build a world where every child thrives. Take the first step now and change a life forever. 

How You Help Change a Life When You Sponsor a Child in Brazil Through Compassion International Today

With a monthly sponsorship of just $43, you can provide a Brazilian child with the following crucial support:

  1. Malnutrition monitoring and intervention: Children living in poverty often lack access to nutritious food, which can lead to malnutrition and its associated health issues. Regular monitoring and intervention programs help identify and address malnutrition early on, ensuring that children receive the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development.
  2. Medical care and regular checkups: Brazilian children in poverty face various health challenges due to inadequate living conditions, limited access to health care and exposure to unsanitary environments. Providing medical care and regular checkups is crucial for addressing immediate health issues, preventing the spread of diseases and promoting overall well-being among these children.
  3. Individual mentoring and love: Children living in poverty often face social and emotional challenges because of their difficult circumstances and limited support systems. But local church staff members know and love each child, and this supportive community provides them with positive role models, emotional support and guidance, which can help build their self-esteem, resilience and social skills.
  4. Education assistance and skills training: Access to quality education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty for children in Brazil. Providing educational assistance, such as school supplies, tuition support and scholarships, ensures that children have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that can empower them to improve their circumstances in the long term.
  5. Encouraging words and support from you, their sponsor: Children in poverty often face discouragement and feelings of hopelessness. Encouraging words and support from sponsors can have a significant impact on their self-esteem and motivation. By providing positive affirmation, emotional support and a sense of belonging, sponsors can inspire and empower these children to strive for a better future.
  6. An introduction to the love of God: Our local church partners faithfully model Christ’s love and share the gospel, giving children the opportunity to know Christ as their Savior, hope and anchor in the midst of their difficult circumstances.

Together, these focuses address the most critical needs for Brazilian children living in poverty, caring for them physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. By offering these resources and supports, sponsorship empowers them to overcome challenges, break the chains of poverty and develop into their God-given potential.