Our ministry partner in Brazil is reaching out to riverside communities which are only accessible by boat and are isolated from the education, the medical care and the employment needed to improve their lives.
EMAF utilises the region’s natural resources and the artistic ability of villagers to generate more household income for communities through responsible and sustainable practice. Examples include coconut pressing, making fishing nets and other craftsmanship. They also run sustainable poultry farming, through no costly investment and little environmental impact, with the aim of increasing the community’s household income and preventing further damage to the floodplains of the Amazon.
Brazil stretches roughly 2,700 miles from north to south and from east to west. It encompasses a wide range of tropical and subtropical landscapes, including wetlands, savannas, plateaus, and low mountains. Brazil contains most of the Amazon River basin, which has the world’s largest river system and the world’s most-extensive rainforest. It struggles with extreme social inequalities, environmental degradation, intermittent financial crises, and a sometimes deadlocked political system.