ChildFund International in Brazil

The largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil is the home of a multicultural population of more than 200 million. Although the country possesses a vast wealth of natural resources and is among the 10 largest economies in the world, Brazil ranks 13th worldwide in economic inequality.

A significant proportion of the population suffers from discrimination, prejudice, and extreme income inequality. About 10 million people live below the international poverty line, and 50 percent of them are Brazilian children. Challenges include inadequate education, poor health care and lack of housing.

ChildFund has served children in Brazil since 1966.

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil