Univida is an amazing work among the poor and vulnerable kids in slums of Fortaleza in Brazil. Through arts and other forms of education they provide 4 hours a day additional education for the children who otherwise may be caught up in gangs, drugs or prostitution. Marc Marques is the founder. 

As a young person who had recently found the Lord, Marc had a strong burden from the Lord to reach these young people. He began just by taking them bread and coffee, he thought he had done his bit but they asked him when he was coming back. It is an inspiring story of how the Lord provided a site and then a team to do the work. The team now includes former students who have come back to help.

We got to know them through other local churches support of them.  It is an inspiring mission to get behind.

They visit every other year and their last visit was in May 2022.

You can find out more from their website: www.univida.org