It is with a lot of joy that I say to you all, thank you for your support and participation in the Skoll Foundation Crowdrise campaign! We received 5th place!
Beyond making possible the access to resources which will benefit hundreds of families, what these donations really show is the enormous support we receive for our cause.
We know that individual happiness will only be possible when there is social justice in our country.
Social inclusion will only occur when everyone participates- government, civil society and businesses.
Civil society and businesses have shown through this campaign an enormous effort to make these changes happen in the fastest way possible.
Our feeling is one of gratitude and happiness due to all the support we received from all sectors of society- individuals, businesses, media – which were indispensible for us to be able to reach a top position in this competition.
The name Saúde Criança and our cause will certainly be heard in the hearts and minds of hundreds of people around the world.
In the name of the families we serve in seven states in Brazil, I am deeply grateful.
All my best,
Saúde Criança is a nonprofit organization that provides wide-ranging support to very poor Brazilian families with chronically ill children. For 22 years, the organization has implemented a holistic, multidimensional approach to healthcare in five critical areas: health, education, citizenship, income generation and housing.
This pioneering approach is rooted in the idea that medical treatment alone is not sufficient to lift families from the vicious cycle of illness and deep poverty.
Saúde Criança, in partnership with healthcare providers from public hospitals, identifies families that are most in need of support. Together with family members, Saúde Criança creates a “Family Action Plan” addressing each of the five critical areas mentioned above. Support is typically provided for two years, after which families are much more likely to find a path to self-sufficiency.
$10 can help supply a child with special milk for a week.
$25 currently provides diapers for children under care for a month.
$30 feeds an entire family for a month through our family food basket.
$50 sponsors professional courses that empowers mothers to become independent through newly reinvigorated self confidence, social inclusion, and income self-sufficiency.
$75 provides mothers with the necessary working tools to start a new life.
$100 provides drinking water for four families.
$1000 builds a bathroom for a family to have a healthier enviroment
Because Saude Criança´s methodology has proven to be so effective at tackling the roots of disease, it has been replicated in 23 other health institutions throughout Brazil. It has also become public policy in Belo Horizonte, the third largest city in Brazil.
As a result of Saude Criança´s programs, the number of days of hospitalization by poor children has decreased by an average of 62%, and household income increased by 38%. Saude Criança has received honors and awards by groups around the world for its impact and scalability.
Saúde Criança was also a chapter on David Bornstein book "How to Change the World" under the formal name Renascer.
To learn more about Saude Criança, please visit our website at saudecrianca.org.br