Compassion started working in Brazil in 1975. Today, there are over 51,000 children registered in our programs through 185 church partners.
of people live below the poverty line
lack access to improved sanitation
babies under the age of one die per 1000 births
Dear Sponsor, Greetings in Jesus’ name! My name is Jose Carrasco. I am the South America Area Director and I’ve been privileged to serve as the Interim Country Director of Brazil since 2014. I was born in Peru; I am married to Laura and we have two wonderful children, Jose Alonso and Natalia. I am proud to inform you that Compassion has been serving Brazil for more than 40 years. We currently have 182 projects in Brazil and are serving more than 51,000 children. The impact of Compassion’s holistic program in the life of a child is huge!open_in_new Read full letter
In the community of São Cristóvão in northeastern Brazil, the great majority of its 18,000 inhabitants live in vulnerability. In this community, a filthy stream crosses one specific street, dividing the people into those who are vulnerable and those who are most vulnerable. The stream isn’t just a border—it’s a constant threat to the surrounding families, regularly rising after heavy rain to flood their homes.open_in_new Read more