Why does Cunina operate in Brazil?
Brazil is the only partner country where Cunina does not start new child sponsorships. Street children that live in the favelas come and go. Most of the time, they stay away from school for a period of time and nobody knows where they are at. This makes it very hard for Cunina to support the children in a structural way through child sponsorships. Since a couple of years, we are highly focusing on educational centers, which circumvent this problem. This also gave us room for collective child sponsorships.
Cunina has been working together with the Brazilian educational center Familia e Vida in Jandira, São Paulo, since 2001.