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-sustainability of their families.

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

Where we are

Our Results


Decrease in hospitalization

Source: Georgetown University Research



Increase in family income

Source: Georgetown University´s 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.


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

Muhammad Yunus 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

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

Bil Drayton President of ASHOKA

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


End of year recess

Saúde Criança will be in recess from December 22nd, 2014, until January 4th, 2015.

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Saúde Criança wins award in Washington, DC

Saúde Criança received the GHC-GBC Health Business Action award in the category Best Community Investment Initiative.

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Saúde Criança raised more than $ 51,000 dollars in the Skoll Foundation challenge

The second edition of the international online fundraising campaign, Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneurs Challenge, raised more than $ 6.6 million in six weeks. Saúde Criança was in 21st place and raised over $ 51,000 plus the awards won in the weekly challenges and Skoll’s 50% match.

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Founder Vera Cordeiro is a social entrepreneur for Ashoka, Skoll Foundation, Schwab Foundation, and a leader for Avina.