The organisation Associação Beneficente Santa Fé was first established in 1993. It supports adolescents that have been subjected to abuse, violence and abandonment. The project provides them with safe accommodation and tries to create an atmosphere conducive to each child’s personal development, prioritising the children’s physical and spiritual wellbeing and fostering their self-confidence. Another important aspect of their work lies in educating the adolescents about their rights.
The project also supports young mothers by creating educational opportunities, which allow them to earn an income and subsequently lead independent lives.