¡Olá! I'm Maria Clara

Circle arrow That's hello in Portuguese

I'm a 5 year-old girl and I live with my mother and father in Brazil.

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My birthday is the 15th June.

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I love playing with dolls and playing house.

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I am in nursery/reception at school and my favourite subject are Art, Music and Physical Education.

My Family

My Project

My Country

My Family

I have 1 brother and 1 sister living with the family.

My Project

Church Partner:


Closest Major City:


Most Commonly Spoken Language:

No. of Residents:

Most Common Occupation:

Typical House Construction:

  • Roof: Tile, 
  • Wall: Brick/Block/Cement, 
  • Floor: Cement

Regional Diet:

  • Beans, 
  • Egg, 
  • Fish, 
  • Rice

Maria Clara's My Country

Capital City:



204.26 million

Life expectancy:

 male 69.99 years, female 77.25 years

Population with improved drinking water:

 urban 100%, rural 87%

Adult literacy rate:

 male 92.2%, female 92.9%

Infant mortality rate:


Under 5 mortality rate:



Roman Catholic 64.6%, other Catholic 0.4%, Protestant 22.2% (includes Adventist 6.5%, Assembly of God 2.0%, Christian Congregation of Brazil 1.2%, Universal Kingdom of God 1.0%, other Protestant 11.5%), other Christian 0.7%, Spiritist 2.2%, other 1.4%, none 8%, unspecified 0.4% (2010 est.)

Percentage living on less than $1.90 a day:


A little bit of history

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Maria Clara's project in Brazil


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Compassion UK Christian Child Development, registered charity in England and Wales (1077216) and Scotland (SC045059). A company limited by guarantee, Registered in England and Wales company number 03719092. Registered address: Compassion House, Barley Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UT.