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By Richard Mann - Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The economic crisis in Brazil contributed to the closure of 38,700 offices of third sector NGOs in the country.

The IBGE study Private Foundations and Non-Profit Associations (FASFIL) shows that, between 2013 and 2016, the reduction was 14 percent, reaching mainly the Northeast, with 14,400 fewer offices, and the Southeast, with 11.600. Many of the deactivated units provided free or budget-price services to the low-income population.

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