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Capital: Brasilia

Language: Portuguese

Population: 202 million

Plan International has been working in Brazil since 1997, mainly in the states of Pernambuco and Maranhão. More than 75,000 children and adolescents participate in about 50 projects focused on ensuring that children access their right to education, health, participation and food and nutrition security.

young girl and boy smile for camera
Two girls sit on the grass in soccer uniforms.
Young children learning in a classroom

Plan International's core areas of activity include:

Economic security
Economic security
Child protection
Child protection

3 reasons why your support is so important:

  • 6% of Brazil’s population live below the poverty line, fostering social exclusion and crime.
  • Violence is part of daily life for many young people living in urban areas.
  • Many children cannot access quality education, and often are not able to play and learn together.

How your support is helping Brazil:

  • Improving the health of young boys and girls to ensure they grow up in a nurturing environment that enhances their physical, cognitive and psychosocial development.
  • Encouraging young people to participate in conversations about gender, sexual health and ethnic equality.
  • Developing projects to ensure children are protected during big events like the 2016 Olympic Games.
  • Helping young women and men to improve their chances of finding employment through our economic empowerment programs.

Country Comparison

People living in poverty 21% 9%
Mortality of children under 5 14 deaths /1000 births 5 deaths /1000 births
Life expectancy 73 years 81 years

(World Bank, CIA World Factbook, World Health Organization)

Common phrases in Portuguese

Hello Olá
How are you? Como é que tu estas?
Thank you Obrigado
Goodbye Adeus
Happy Birthday Feliz Aniversario

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