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


People have been assisted 

Source: Saúde Criança Association


Increase in family income

Source: Georgetown University´s Research


Decrease in hospitalization

Source: Georgetown University 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.


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

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


Saúde Criança in Portugal to discuss partnership opportunities

Saúde Criança was in Portugal on April 21 to talk about partnership possibilities in the country. Our executive director, Cristiana Velloso, participated in two meetings to discuss the Saúde Criança methodology, aside from speaking about partnership possibilities.

13/05 read more
Isabela Garcia apoia nossa campanha #AbraceSuaMae

Isabela Garcia supports our campaign with her 8-year-olds, Bernardo and Francisco.

07/05 read more
#AbraceSuaMae #HugYourMom #AbraceSuMadre

# HugYourMom Campaign

In May, Saúde Criança conducts a campaign in honor of all mothers and invites you to join.


30/04 read more


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