Brazil

Why World Vision is in Brazil


Brazil has been one of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19 in the world. The health crisis has had significant impacts for Brazilian families affected by the disease, and for the economy: Small entrepreneurs have suffered from lost income and isolation. As a result of business closures, increasing unemployment, and higher prices for essential goods, Brazilians are experiencing rising rates of hunger and malnutrition. Also, the migratory crisis of Venezuelans crossing into countries like Brazil in search of better living conditions continues amid the challenges of the pandemic. Thanks to strong partnerships, in 2020 World Vision reached over 10 million Brazilians — including more than 500,000 children and teenagers directly reached — with programs focused on pandemic response, food insecurity, and support for Venezuelan migrants. Families received hygiene kits to protect themselves against COVID-19, donations of food baskets for those facing hunger, child and adolescent protection resources, school supplies for kids’ return to in-person classes, and more. We’re prioritizing prevention, awareness, and hygiene behavior change as Brazil continues to grapple with the pandemic.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Brazil

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Children are empowered to be leaders after learning how to advocate for their rights with the local government and adults in their community.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • In Brazil, children were empowered to take the lead on improving their health through regular exercise and practicing good hygiene habits.
  • Community members are learning to speak up for children's rights. They are advocating for better public health policies and educating others about keeping children safe.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Students now have access to improved resources at schools, after many schools in Brazil received digital learning resources and thousands of new books for their libraries.
  • Teachers are better equipped with new tools and skills to create more innovative and inclusive classrooms. In one region of Brazil, teachers learned how to use digital resources to teach math. Other teachers received resources to create accessible classrooms for students with disabilities.

Prayer Requests from Brazil

World Vision's staff in Brazil are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For Brazilian children and adolescents who are suffering from the impacts of the pandemic, especially those who can’t go back to school because of their families’ financial conditions.

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News from Brazil

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