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Comunidade Jardim Floresta (Forest Garden)

Florestópolis, Parana – Brazil

brazil-florProject started: October 2008

Local Church Partner: Independent Presbyterian Church

International Church Partner: The Bridge Community Church, Morrisville, NC

Geographic setting: Slum neighborhood in Rural Town

Language: Portuguese

Children participating per week: 50-60

Economy: Sugar cane harvesting and processing

Challenges: Drug traffic, addiction, violence, high male incarceration

Interesting tidbits: Open Arms was invited to provide chaplain services to the local schools.  Home of the “Cheese Florão,” a two-foot long sandwich containing every conceivable meat product plus eggs and salad.

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