ABC Trust is the leading NGO in the UK focused exclusively on education and social projects across Brazil
Over the past 12 years, we have reached out to over 18,000 children and their families
We currently support 17 projects across Brazil
Brazil has 15 out of 50 of the world’s most violent cities.
47% of Brazil’s children do not complete basic education
In Northeast Brazil, over 53% of urban households do not have working sewage systems.
55% of children and young people in urban areas of Northeast Brazil live below the poverty line.
Brazil has the 10th highest level of inequality in the world
Despite Brazil being one of the major economies in the world, there are 12 million people living in favelas
Most favelas across Brazil lack basic infrastructure, health services, education, sanitation, water supplies and garbage collections. They suffer from mudslides, floods, and disease epidemics. These communities are also centres for violence by gangs, drug traffickers or the police, as well as domestic violence caused by the collapse of the family structure due to drugs, lack of income and sub-human living conditions.
Brazil has 15 of the 50 most violent cities in the World. The international drug trade and its passage through Brazil has led to a crack epidemic. Many children on the street are addicted, have dropped out of school and left home. They spend days without sleeping, eating or washing and engage in crime, prostitution and weapon trafficking. Many become victims of violence, HIV, hepatitis, unwanted pregnancy and murder
We work with local communities to help change this
We are delighted to announce that Comic Relief have chosen ABC Trust to manage their small grants programme in Brazil!
We asked Ana Maria to tell us a little more about herself and why she has chosen to become an ABC Trust Patron. More