Assis, São Paulo – Brazil
Project started: August 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: Eduardo grew up in this neighborhood as a gang member. He returned here several years after leaving a juvenile detention center to share the hope of Christ with the children.