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Welcome to Children of Bahia

Children of Bahia

We are a charity dedicated to fighting child poverty in the state of Bahia, one of the most deprived areas of Brazil. We raise funds to support local child care and community projects, and currently help over two hundred children with shelter, food, medical care, education and the support they so desperately need. We rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters.

COB work on several fronts:

Reactionary care

Feeding many children, providing medical support, tackling homelessness.

Preventative care

Working with mothers, families and local projects to improve sanitation, healthcare, nutrition, and education. To improve the life, education and future prospects for very poor or homeless children and at risk families.

Palliative care

Particularly through project IBCM which works with many children & mothers who have HIV/AIDS

All our UK staff are un-paid volunteers, and over 95% of all donations get to Brazil to help the children directly.

About Children of Bahia

Children of Bahia are a small UK charity that has been set up to support street children in the state of Bahia in Brazil, and in particular homeless and impoverished children in and around the city of Salvador. One by one, we’re trying to help children off the streets and into a loving home.

Children of Bahia was set up in 2005 by an English couple, Iain & Kirsty Beveridge, who were on a trip to Salvador in Brazil for their Latin American crafts business. Iain & Kirsty were very shocked and concerned to see such young children living on the streets. They had encountered poverty in their travels before, but never such young children, and never so desperate for help. Upon further investigation they found a huge number of children were trying to survive on the streets of the city, and this prompted them to do something about it!

“We realised that it was beyond our ability to help everyone, so we vowed to start helping just a few at a time.”

Over the years it has proven best to work thorough local projects, many of whom struggle for funds, and have hopes and aspirations way beyond their available resources. They also invariably have dedicated volunteers and passionate project managers who are crying out for support and additional funds.

We have a core team of people in Brazil who visit and work with projects to draw up action plans, requests for funds, and provide practical support with everything from sanitation & nutrition through to education programmes, keeping the accounts in order and even professional training for the volunteers and teachers.

Thank you for taking the time to read this page. We know there are so many worthwhile charities, and it impossible to help everybody, but if you can spare a small donation, or some time, it will make a huge and direct difference to these very desperate children.

Please help if you can!

Please make a donation if you can

It sounds mercenary but what we really need is money. Money is easier to get to Brazil than things, and more versatile in how we can use it to help. Over 95% of all donations actually get to Brazil to help the children directly. We are extremely careful about expenditure, so you can be sure that every penny received really does make a difference.

Thank You 😊.

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Spreading Love & Happiness

How you can help

Information on how you can make a donation to Children of Bahia and news of our new on-line system

Corporate Sponsors

We have several fund raising opportunities that we desperately need corporate sponsors for…

Child Poverty in Brazil

Find out more about child poverty in Brazil, the facts and reasons, and what can be done to help

Going to Bahia?

You are invited to visit one or more of the projects to see the work going on

Justgiving Web Site

We can now take on-line donations & you can also now have your own fundraising page!!

Our Partners

International Association of Kambo Practitioners

The IAKP encourages the safe, responsible, ethical, and sustainable use of Kambo and aims to give back to the forest and indigenous peoples of the Amazon that so generously share their knowledge with us. IAKP have been extremely supportive of Children of Bahia and we thank them very much indeed for all their help.

The Persula Foundation

The Persula Foundation are an independent grant giving foundation who have been great help. Their generous and thoughtful donations are hugely appreciated. Without them we would also not be releasing our CD of fabulous Brazilian music in the near future. Thanks a million guys!!

Children in Hunger

A a small UK based charity fighting child poverty in Brazil’s poorest northeast region and run by some very caring and hard working people!

The Consortium for Street Children

The Consortium for Street Children (UK) (CSC) consists of 59 UK based organisations, working in 89 countries, dedicated to the welfare and rights of street living and working children and children at risk of taking to street life.

Please help

if you can


The Children of Bahia
76 Whipton Lane
Heavitree, Exeter.
Devon. EX1 3DN

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