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 is in a new headquarters and the phones are +55 21 30821632

Where we are

Our Results


Decrease in hospitalization

Source: Georgetown University Research



People have been assisted 

Source: Saúde Criança Association


Increase in family income

Source: Georgetown University´s Research


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

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

Bil Drayton President of ASHOKA

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)

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 Celebrates the Inauguration of its New Headquarters

Hoping to become a Centre of Excellence in social inclusion, Saúde Criança inaugurated its new headquarters in Botafogo (RJ) with a festive celebration.

13/07 read more
Saúde Criança elected as one of the most influential NGO in the world

In ranking published by the NGO Advisor, on June 17th, the organization entered the top 20 worldwide.

23/06 read more
Ashoka Support Network Global Summit 2016 visits Saúde Criança

To initiate their journey to Brazil, the group attended a lecture given by Dr. Vera Cordeiro, founder and president of the Administrative Council of the Association of Saúde Criança.


17/06 read more


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