Assis, São Paulo – Brazil
Project started: October 2010
Local Church Partner: Independent Presbyterian Church
Geographic setting: Urban
Children participating per week: 50-60
Economy: Mix of agricultural and manufacturing
Challenges: Poverty, drug traffic, addiction, violence, high male incarceration
Interesting tidbits: Open Arms girls play a popular version of soccer called “Futsal.” It is played on a basketball court with a heavier, low-bounce ball. Our girls recently defeated the team that represents the city by a score of 7-2!