Bom Jardim

Bom Jardim's Community News

In 2020, the community transitioned to a self-development thanks to Canadians like you, that helped to equipped local people and organizations to continue growing healthy and sustainable. It is something to celebrate!

Our constant endeavour is to impact lives where we can be most effective. As we assess our focus in various areas of the world, we have identified communities in far greater need than the Bom Jardim community. For this reason, Canadian sponsorship is ending. Thank you for the good work you've helped begin, the community is on their way to having the capacity to continue building strongly on their own. Sponsors like you helped lay a strong foundation in this community, your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.

As World Vision Canada redirects its focus on communities in greater need, would you consider sponsoring a child in another part of the world?

The Bom Jardim program is located in the district of Granja Portugal in the city of Fortaleza, in northeastern Brazil. The area was given the name Granja Portugal, as it was inhabited by the Portuguese who raised chickens in the area.

The climate is tropical, hot, and humid. Temperatures are high throughout the year, with an annual average of 27°C. The rainy season stretches from January to May. Intense rains can occur, causing floods that greatly affect communities. Most streets do not have drainage and more than half are not paved and are in terrible condition. Children also suffer from seasonal illnesses such as dengue fever.

The economy is strongly driven by the informal artisanal work done by families. They make accessories such as belts, jewelry, handbags, key chains, and other decorative items.

Similar to other cities, Fortaleza has its contradictions and social challenges. Communities struggle with a lack of opportunities to generate income as well as poor sanitation, health care, transportation, education, and security. Children in particular are at risk of violence, drug use, and trafficking and child exploitation.
  • 313 individuals learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 1,134 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 60 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 1 school was upgraded to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 550 children and women received mosquito nets, protecting them against diseases such as dengue, malaria and Zika
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Explore Bom Jardim

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Bom Jardim,  is in Phase 3

PHASE 3: Enhance sustainability

Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!