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


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.


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


Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works book

Sally Osberg and Roger Martin launch a new book about Social Entrepreneurship

30/09 read more
White Martins gives a check of R$ 5,000 to Saúde Criança

White Martins, who has sponsored Saude Crianca projects for twelve years, has just given an extra donation

15/09 read more
Vera Cordeiro honores a Saúde Criança in Petropolis

conference about social entrepreneurship

11/09 read more


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