Nearly Forty Thousand Branches of Non-Profit Organizations in Brazil Shut Down due to Crisis

The great majority of those foundations and NGOs depend on some form of funding, either state or private. Since they have funding, the reduction seems to be related to the economic crisis.

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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