By Mira Olson, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO – Whilst private initiatives to better the lives of Brazil’s poor have grown abundantly in recent decades, relatively few do so effectively from abroad. An extraordinary exception to this is Blessings for Brazil, a New York-based grassroots organization dedicated to helping Brazil’s children by supporting educational efforts in the favelas.
Unlike other non-profits that provide services directly to a community or that simply send money to causes of interest, Blessings for Brazil works in collaboration with several existing social . . .