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UNiVIDA Christmas Food Parcels

UNiVIDA Christmas Food Parcels

Why we need your help


Univida offers children in Brazilian favelas (slums) the opportunity to study and the means to help them realise their potential.

13 million people live in favelas in Brazil, in overcrowded housing which makes social distancing impossible, and with little access to fresh running water. 

The lockdown has meant widespread unemployment of parents who usually work in domestic or casual employment.  There is no state support and children are not getting their normal meal at the project.  Wages are usually paid daily or weekly and are spent immediately on essentials so without savings, the economic impact is immediate and severe.  Many are having to make the stark choice between feeding their family and risking their health by working.

In this time of hunger and real need we have been working to supply the families of each of our 260 students with a monthly food parcel. FOR CHRISTMAS WE HOPE TO INCLUDE SOME EXTRAS.

This will consist of 19kg of non-perishable staple foods (oil, rice, beans, spaghetti, flour, etc.) and will feed a family of 4 for at almost 3 weeks.  Each parcel costs around £20.

We are appealing for donations to help us meet this real and immediate need.

Please, if you are able:   

- Donate!  - Fundraise!  - Tell your friends!!

Thank you for your support

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Mar 09, 2021



Dec 04, 2020


(plus 50.00 giftaid)

Dec 01, 2020


Advent blessings from Chelmsford.

(plus 50.00 giftaid)

Nov 23, 2020


Sending lots of love and blessings for a happy and safe Christmas. xxx


Nov 22, 2020

Alan and Sheila Frame Christ Church Epsom

We wish all at Univida a very happy christmas and a more peaceful New Year in 2021

(plus 50.00 giftaid)

Nov 21, 2020


Best wishes to all at Univida from Jenny Power


Nov 06, 2020


Feliz Natal! Besos, Frances e Steve xxx

Nov 06, 2020


(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Nov 03, 2020

Felicity Beal

Love Felicity Beal and family (I came over to Brazil as part of a mission group in 2094. Say hi to Marc and Ruth for me!


Nov 01, 2020


(plus 25.00 giftaid)

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