Saúde Criança Association

Saúde Criança is a social organization with a pioneer methodology that assists children who have been hospitalized and are living below the poverty line by fostering the economic and social self-sufficiency of their families.

Founded in 1991 by Dr. Vera Cordeiro, Saúde Criança is a Brazilian nonprofit organization with no political or religious affiliations.

Saúde Criança has moved to a new headquarters which is located at Rua das Palmeiras, 65 – Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22270-070.We can be reached at +55 2122869988 and 30821632.

Where we are

Our Results


Increase in family income

Source: Georgetown University´s Research


Decrease in hospitalization

Source: Georgetown University Research



People have been assisted 

Source: Saúde Criança Association


Support our work!

Your purchases will benefit children from families at social risk! Many of the products sold are made at Saúde Criança headquarters by mothers who have already been assisted by the organization. Sorry, but our online shop is only available in Portuguese, and we deliver only in Brazil.


Everything that the Solidarity Community intends to be, states, and expects in terms of support from society, is executed here, in the Saúde Criança Project.

Ruth Cardoso Brazilian First Lady (1994 - 2002)

Saúde Criança created a powerful method of social inclusion for the poorest.

Muhammad Yunus 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

What has kept me involved with Saúde Criança for so long is my absolute belief in their competency and integrity.

Arminio Fraga Economist and president of the Saúde Criança Trust Fund

Saúde Criança is an extraordinary, world class work made with heart and entrepreneurship.

Bil Drayton President of ASHOKA


Sorry, this entry is only available in Portuguese.

Sorry, this entry is only available in Portuguese.

19/02 read more
Saúde Criança receives the Doar Institute Seal of Transparent NGO

The Doar Institute selected 40 Brazilian social organizations and recognized the transparency of their information on the web.

06/02 read more
Brazil Child Health shows that civil society can make a difference

With innovative, transparent and independent work, Brazil Child Health has moved up one more position in the ranking of the world’s top 500 social organizations, as ranked by NGO Adviser.

25/01 read more


Vera is an Ashoka fellow, a Skoll Foundation awardee, Schwab Foundation social entrepreneur, an Avina leader, a member of the World Council of Ashoka, and from 2005-2011 a Board member of PATH: A Catalyst for Global Health.