The Street Children of Brazil: One Woman's Remarkable Story

The Street Children of Brazil: One Woman's Remarkable Story


By (author) Sarah De Carvalho

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  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 20mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340980087
  • ISBN 13: 9780340980088
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Sales rank: 555,342

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Through a series of remarkable events, Sarah de Carvalho left her glittering career in film promotion and TV production to join a missionary organisation in Brazil. There she met children from the age of seven living on the streets, taking drugs, stealing to survive and vulnerable to prostitution and gang warfare.This is the remarkable true story of a life transformed. It tells of the incredible work that Sarah founded in the Happy Child Mission. It is a story of immense faith, suffering and love. The children whose stories are revealed in this exceptional book will change the heart of every reader. This new fully updated edition of THE STREET CHILDREN OF BRAZIL brings the story up to date. Fifteen years on, Sarah celebrates the anniversary of the founding of Happy Child, revisits some of the first children she worked with, and reflects on all that God has done.

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Author information

Sarah de Carvalho left her television career to work in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, and in 1993 founded the Happy Child Mission, which works to rescue street children in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She has since returned to the UK where she lives with her children and works on the board of Happy Child.

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Poor and desperate lives transformed by the power of love shown in deed and truth. Sarah has lived what Jesus preached. Jackie Pullinger