Welcome to Children of Bahia
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 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!