Associacao Saude Crianca Renascer

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Renascer aims to improving the lives of children and families living in the poorest neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Grounded in the principle that illness is not caused by biological factors alone, breaking the vicious cycle of poverty and suffe


To help create conditions for betterment in the health and well-being of children released by Hospital da Lagoa and their families, and to sever the vicious cycle of misery, illness, admission, release, readmission, and death by promoting bio-psycho-social development, forming citizens and allowing for a basis of self-sustainability of family.


Renascer works with 230 to 250 families per month, following each child and family for about two years. Families are assessed monthly and receive food and medication until they achieve a set of a very well- defined criteria for discharge. To help families sustain themselves, professional training courses are offered for family members.

Renascer also offers families legal orientation for obtaining documents, government benefits, legal advice and contact with other supportive institutions, and Renascer’s Housing Project promotes home refurbishing.


Renascer has helped over 7,000 children and 2,000 families. Based on family data from 2005, before Renascer, 21.6% of the children were in good health, 30.4% in satisfactory health, and 45.6% in life-threatening conditions. After assistance, the numbers grew to 47.2% in good health, drop to 28% in satisfactory health, and dropped to 22.4% in life-threatening conditions. Family income increased by 58% after Renascer.




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Rua Jardim Botânico 86 Jardim Botânico

Rio de Janeiro, - 22461000


Phone: (+55) 21-22661446

A project of Friends of Renascer (EIN: 13-4131078)

Basic Needs


Countries and Regions



Regular price $50.00

Your donation will provide a child with basic food items for one month.

Regular price $25.00

Your donation will be used to purchase a mattress for the family of a sick child.

Regular price $50.00

Your donation covers the average cost to provide two electrical appliances (including fans, irons, and blenders) for the families of sick children, to help them recover more quickly.

Regular price $50.00

Your donation will provide one vaporizer for a child with asthma.

Regular price $600.00

Your donation will allow our nutritionist to provide consultations with the families we serve for an entire month. The nutritionist evaluates family nutrition and follows-up monthly with malnourished children.

Regular price $30.00

Your gift will provide one backpack of school supplies to a child, including one ruler, two notebooks, two pencils, two pens, and one backpack.

Regular price $20.00

We will buy a toy for each of four children in a family, helping to aid their recovery and provide them with happy moments.

Regular price $70.00

Your donation will help extremely poor children to continue the treatment after they are released from the hospital. This gift will provide, on average, medicine for one child for one month.