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Assis – Girls Soccer Outreach

Assis, São Paulo – Brazil

brazil-assisProject started: October 2010

Local Church Partner: Independent Presbyterian Church

Geographic setting: Urban

Language: Portuguese

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!

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