Brazil is located in Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
Brazil is the largest country in South America and is best known for its contrasts. Along with the splendor of the well-known Carnival of Rio lie the “favelas” (shanty towns). The country has been plagued by political corruption and has had to comply with economic measures prescribed by the international economic system. This has meant reductions in the already scarce services for the poor, such as schools, health care, and jobs. Brazil has the largest black population outside of Africa.
- The health educators’ program in Brazil was initiated by former Mission Co-worker, Barbara de Souza. It is now in transition to be entirely in the hands of Brazilian women, former students of the program. Visit their website at www.aecsprojetobrasil.com.br
- The children of the daycare center “Gente Nova” in Alto da Bondade, Recife, provide care for children at risk.