(( Brother and sister sleeping both are street children))
Brazil is the largest country in South America. It rates 5th in area and population among all countrys in the world. Brazil is not only known as the soccer capital because of there great soccer teams but it is also known for its many backrounds of people living there.
Sao Paulo and Rio De Janero are two of the largest cities in the world. But poverty has strocken both and they are suffering badly and you can tell by all of the favelas in those cities. Favelas are over crowded places with many people below the poverty line living there the favelas are both dangerous and very unsanitary. Millions of unskilled uneducated people live there and it has taken over both the cities of Rio and Sao Paulo.
Alot of children have run away from homes in favelas because of unfair treatment or abuse or drug influence by parents and have gone to the streets to beg. Statistics show that 17 million children ages 5-18 live on the streets withen these two cities! These children beg daily and live on rags in the streets. They live in constant fear on the daily bases of death squads // brutality // rape // violence or being forced into prostution.
Death Squads are people whos jobs are to kill the poor or troubled including these children and eliminate them from najor cities or favelas. They kill random people they see and there goal is to get rid of the poverty stroken people because they believe itll make there nation strive. And they are certified officers so it is not illegal for them to do there work.
This is a serious problem in brazil and we need your help now!!!!
Ways you can help
Support United Methodist projects in Brazil and Latin America Help give health care to moms and children in countries of Latin America Write to missionaries in Latin America ask about their personal experiences with street children etc… Donate money to any charity programs in Brazil Spread the word!!
Help give health care to moms and children in countries of Latin America
Write to missionaries in Latin America ask about their personal experiences with street children etc…
Donate money to any charity programs in Brazil
Spread the word!!