What Do You Know About Brazil? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What would you say if someone asked you the question, “What do you know about Brazil?” Could you spout off some fun Brazil facts? Share a little about the community the child you sponsor lives in?

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Pregnancy Perspectives: The Zika Virus in Brazil

I am seven months pregnant and live in Fortaleza, a state where there have been confirmed cases of microcephaly-related Zika virus, and where babies have died as a consequence of it. When I watch TV, I am willing to lock myself at home and not leave until the time of delivery. But I cannot do this; I need to be realistic and face the problem.

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Act for Brazil

In Northeastern Brazil, children are highly vulnerable to trafficking and nearly half the teenagers don’t have the ability to attend school. But through the new Act for Compassion platform that we are launching today, we can all be a part of changing the story for the children and communities there.

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11 Awesome Pictures of Dogs Around the World

If there’s one thing that holds true in any country, in any culture, it’s that man’s best friend with his comfort and protection is a universal companion. And it’s impossible not to bring out the camera when they’re around. In our many travels, we’ve taken thousands and thousands of photos and there’s been more than their fair share of cute pictures of dogs. So, just to brighten your day here are some of our favorite furry friends that we’ve met around the world!

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What Does Success Look Like?

When people ask us what success looks like, we point to our children. Our children like Sandiele.

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How Is Creativity in Education Changing Young Lives?

For us, education is as diverse as our children. From Taekwondo to bead making to surfing, our children do more than sit at a desk.

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Finding Hope in Forgotten Places

There are places so poor and forgotten — children of all ages without prospects and without hope of a better life, or at least a different one — that it would bring an ache to your heart.

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Going to “The Mall” aka The Garbage Dump

In the dump, hills of garbage are the landscape. People hidden behind these hills share this landfill with vultures and fight them for the food.

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Let the Child Sponsorship Journey Begin…

Sami Cone’s children wanted to be a part of a sponsored child’s life, but not just any child, a child their age that they could start to relate to on at least some level. They wanted to feel like they were making a difference. They wanted to learn how to put feet to their faith.

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Cook With Compassion: Cachorro Quente (Brazilian Hot Dogs)

If you have a sponsored child in Brazil, or even if you don’t, Cachorro Quente aka Brazilian Hot Dogs is a fun recipe to try.

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Cook with Compassion: Beijinho de Coco (Coconut Kisses)

Despite a tumultuous history with candy-making, Amber decided to give making Beijinho de Coco (coconut kisses) a try.

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