Instituto DARA

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Carolayne and her children attended Dara Institute and today they own a house and have a source of income.
Rita and her child attended Dara Institute and today they feel stronger in a healthy home and in charge of their own destiny
The family of little Lucca Eduardo reached the five co-created goals and completed their Plano de Ação Familiar (PAF - Family Action Plan)

Dara Institute believes in promoting social inclusion and fighting poverty in an integrated and effective way. And knows how to do it!

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DARA INSTITUTE

Dara Institute (former Saúde Criança Renascer) is a civil society organization that works to promote health and human development by implementing and fostering an integrated approach to fight poverty.
A world pioneer in cross-sector work with social determinants of health, it was founded by Dr. Vera Cordeiro, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1991.

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The Family Action Plan is a social technology created by Dara Institute.

It consists in the participatory creation of goals and integrated actions in the areas of health, housing, income, citizenship and education, so the families can play the main role in their development, have access to their rights, and improve their quality of life
and their health conditions.

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OUR WORK

The work of Dara Institute is based on:

. Direct assistance to families in social vulnerability;

. Influencing integrated cross-sector public policies;

. Enabling the production and promotion of knowledge in health and human development;

. Promoting social mobilization in the fight against poverty.

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“After being assisted by the Dara Institute, I took charge of my own destiny and the living conditions of my family have greatly improved”

Rita de Cássia, mother assisted by Dara Institute between 2017 and 2019.

Stories of the families

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The work of Dara Institute depends on volunteers, partners, donors, foundations, institutions, companies and the government. Get involved with our work and be part of this civil society movement that has directly changed the lives of 75,000 people and of thousands of others on 4 continents!

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“Dara Institute has created a powerful method
of social inclusion for the poorest”

Muhammad Yunus
2006 Nobel Peace Prize

“What has kept me involved with Dara Institute for so long
is my absolute belief in their competency and integrity”

Armínio Fraga
Economist and President of the Dara Institute Trust Fund

 

“Dara Institute is an extraordinary work made
with heart and entrepreneurship”

Bill Drayton
President of Ashoka

“Dara Institute is a social technology. It is powerful and saves
lives as no other current technology in the health area.”

David Bornstein
Journalist, author of How to Change the World

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March, 2021

This is how one cycle of poverty and ill health is being broken in Brazil, by Vera Cordeiro

Extreme poverty is rising more now than it has for the last 20 years.
One Brazilian initiative eschews top-down solutions in favour of community-level problem solving.

February, 2021

Dara Institute is ranked the best NGO in Latin America and the 21st in the world

This global ranking assesses thousands of organizations and chooses the 200 best in the world based on criteria such as sustainability, innovation, transparency, governance, impact and results.

December, 2020

Dara Institute promotes solidarity live to alert society about the worsening of poverty in Brazil

The live “Enough! Poverty is not normal” will include artists, digital influencers and families supported by the organization, which has been working for 29 years to combat structural poverty.

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