It is estimated that more than 50 million people in Brazil live below the national poverty line. Malnutrition, inadequate housing and diseases are prevalent, contributing to serious problems for its citizens. According to most sources, Brazil has extremely high violent crime rates, such as murders and robberies. This violence is an increasing problem and a contributing factor of children’s destitution. Poor and rural communities lack policing and security, therefore, these areas have become a popular drug-and human-trafficking hub. Unfortunately, Brazil has a startling population of orphaned and abandoned children. It is estimated that there are 3.7 million orphaned children living in Brazil. These children are at risk of being recruited to gangs, forced into child labor and human trafficking rings. They need the immediate safety of homes like Rebecca Jenkins’ Home to protect them from the vulnerabilities they would otherwise face..
Rebecca Jenkins’ Home is under the leadership of the Brazilian Association of Christian Social Action (ABASC). This organization is a civil association of private rights, non-governmental, non-profit organization of social interest, founded on February 5, 1998. Rebecca Jenkins’ Home was set up to respond to the growing orphan crisis in Brazil, and give the most vulnerable children a place to grow, feel safe and fulfill their God give potential.
loved, and that they are not defined by their circumstances.
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