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

With so much happening around the world, it can be hard to decide where your money can have the greatest impact. With your help through the World Vision Fund, you’ll be meeting critical needs both today and tomorrow, helping people rebuild in the wake of disasters and empowering entire communities to lift themselves out of poverty.

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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.


News from Brazil

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