2024 Project Story: Brazil Santarem

In 2023, Brazil faces a significant education challenge as four out of every ten children drop out of school, mainly due to economic pressures. This has led to a striking statistic: 18 percent of Brazilians struggle with functional illiteracy, meaning they can read and write but struggle with more complex skills.

Brazil is known for its wide wealth gap, and in the Urumari neighborhood of Santarem, the community faces unmet needs. HXP Builders are constructing a community center to offer vital support. This center will host social workers, psychologists, activities for the disabled and elderly, and provide consultation rooms for those facing financial difficulties. With its versatility, the center will have a meaningful impact on the community’s well-being.

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF