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Brazil

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Sponsors have helped Brazilian children since 1975, when Compassion teamed up with churches in Brazil to fight poverty.

Where in the World?

eastern South America

Favorite ...

sports: soccer, soccer, soccer!

foods: feijoada stew, rice, brigadeiro candy, Baião de Dois

celebrations: Carnaval, Easter, Christmas

Claim to Fame

home to the most species of plants, freshwater fish and mammals in the world

Wild Residents

macaws, Amazon River dolphins, poison dart frogs, jaguars

Poverty Pitfalls

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Cities have a lot of crime and violence. Sponsored kids learn about Jesus and His teachings about loving one another.
Mosquitoes give people sicknesses. Children at risk of dangerous mosquito bites get bed nets to keep out bugs.
Women and some native groups can face discrimination and have a hard time getting jobs that pay well. Sponsored children learn that God equally values all races and genders.

Fun Facts

largest country in South America

Carnaval is a six-day party with parades, costumes, masks and dances.

Many Brazilians love samba music, a blend of European and African styles.

The Amazon rain forest stretches across Brazil’s north.

One of the largest waterfalls systems in the world, Iguazu Falls, spans the border of Brazil and Argentina.

Stat Snapshot

Stats

Brazil 🇧🇷 United States 🇺🇸

Population

207,353,391 326,625, 791

People Living in Poverty

about 4% 15.1%

Languages

Portuguese

English 79%, Spanish 13%, Indo-European 3.7%, Asian and Pacific Island 3.4%, other 1%

Religions

Roman Catholic 64.6%, Protestant 22.2%, none 8%, Spiritist 2.2%, other/unspecified 1.8%, other Christian 0.7%, other Catholic 0.4%,

Protestant 46.5%, unaffiliated 22.8%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, other Christian 0.9%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%, other/unspecified 2.4%

Typical Family Income

$15,500 per year $59,500 per year

MAIN SOURCE: World Factbook, 2018

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