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.

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.


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


Documentary “Ending Extreme Poverty”

Cristana Velloso, Saúde Criança’s executive director, took part in the documentary “Ending Extreme Poverty”, produced by Battery Powered

02/07 read more
Revistinha: The girl poet who created Saúde Criança

In a square format, the publication tells the life story of Vera Cordeiro and Associação Saúde Criança.

01/07 read more
Saúde Criança receives national and international recognition

June began with two great announcements: Yesterday, Saúde Criança received news that it is among the organizations awarded as a Battery Powered Awardee 2015 and last Friday was just featured in the special edition of Isto É Dinheiro magazine.

09/06 read more


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