HAPPY CHILD INTERNATIONAL
Happy Child rescues children and adolescents from the streets and from situations of personal and social risk in the large Southern city of Belo Horizonte and the Northeastern city of Recifeon the Atlantic coast of Brazil. Founded in 1993, Happy Child is regarded as one of the leading and most experienced Christian charities in Brazil working with these children. In Belo Horizonte there is a 24-hour emergency centre, eight safe homes and an eco project, all of which provide a secure environment for their rehabilitation and reintegration back into family and community. The Belo Horizonte operations are now fully self-funded from within Brazil. Happy Child UK is now helping to replicate this model in Recife, Northeast Brazil, in partnership with local government, churches and businesses.
Plan works for children and their communities to help realise children’s rights. They work across a range of sectors, including education, health, child protection, child participation, economic security and water and sanitation. Plan pioneered child sponsorship 75 years ago, and today over 100,000 people in the UK sponsor a child through them.
Vertice services is helping monthly 16 children from Brazil, Haiti and Kenya.