Arme Menschen e.V. / Poor people / Pessoas carentes

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Annual Report 2016

For ten years, our organization has been showing a continuous growth of ongoing projects, and has been enjoying the increasing support from our Brazilian partners and sponsors.

The subsequent overview presents our most important results.




Currently, our nation is suffering from an increasing number of children and adolescents who ever earlier get in touch with drugs, either through a direct participation in drug trafficking or other criminal activities, such as thefts to provide money for purchasing drugs and thus satisfying their own addiction. Unfortunately, this is part of the sad daily reality faced by many Brazilian families.


Iron Man supports Drug Abuse Resistance Education

Iron Man supports Drug Abuse Resistance Education

Dear Iron Man and friends,

Hereby we would like to express you our sincere thanks for your generous donations, which enabled us to carry out an extensive, effective campaign against adolescent drug abuse in the northeastern Brazilian municipalities Tacima and Cacimba de Dentro. In a joint effort we managed to explain harmful and negative consequences of drug consumption to almost 600 children last year (and another 400 last month alone) with first great results.


6.12.2014: Letter for St. NIcholas' Day

Saint Nikolaus is known all over world as he brings presents to our children on the evening December  6 – which is his actual saint’s day-  he gives sweets, nuts, apples and all sorts of things to children who “have behaved well” during past year.


Our new flyer is available – in German only

You can download it here

Should you have an opportunity to distribute or display it somewhere, please contact us:


14.07.2014: "Iron Man" John Rabl supports Children


We are happy to report from various projects sponsored with funds raised through the participation in an Iron Man by Johannes Rabl and his supporters. The projects are dedicated to helping children: food supplementation, and several courses, training programs and campaigns.


27.11.2013: Our Christmas letter 2013

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


5 February 2013: Annual report 2012

To find a report of our activities in 2012, please follow the link below.


1 June 2012: Anti-Drug event in Solânea - 2,000 attendees 1,830 seedlings distributed

On June 1, our project team participated in a large event that is part of an anti-drug rally. It took place in a movie theater in Solânea and was attended by around 2,000 students. We distributed 1,830 seedlings.

Please click here for a full report with pictures (in Portuguese).


13 May 2012: Mass attended by 20,000 pilgrims - 1,830 seedlings distributed

In the presence of 20,000 pilgrims, 1,830 of our seedlings were blessed by Father João Batista da Silva Firmo and Bishop Dom Lucena at a mass on 13 May 2012 at the sanctuary at Pedra da Boca. They were then distributed by a team of our children's group. For a full report with photos, please click here (in Portuguese).


Donation of a photovoltaic power plant!

We are very happy that we received the confirmation to install a photovoltaic power plant on the roof of our project center. The installation will be delivered and installed within the next few months. It will be provided to us by Strasser Foundation. The installation cost are covered by a donation from Aktion Hoffnung e.V..

Many thanks to all donators!

Photos and reports coming soon.



Tree Planting Activity

10,000 participants, 2,500 seedlings distributed, 500,000 radio listeners: our first big tree planting activity on February 19 was a great success!

More information (document in German)



Annual Report 2011

Dear friends and supporters,

On behalf of the Brazil families we would like to thank you very much for your support! 2011 was a successful year for our organization. We would like to give you a short review on our

More information (document in German)


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Success Stories

Our success proves us right!

Photos from our completed projects - proof of the work done and motivation for upcoming projects.

In our gallery you can find more photos of finished projects.

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