Micael is a very young Brazilian boy who lives with his mother, Micaele, in a rural community about fifty miles northwest of the city of Fortaleza. Their simple home, which is self-built, has brick walls, rough cement floors and a clay-tiled roof. It has no sanitary facilities of any kind. Water is carried from a well. The father has abandoned the home and has not been providing any type of financial support for his child. Micaele, who is a good Catholic, receives a very small family allowance from the federal government, which is far from enough to meet basic needs. The per capita family income is about US$ 10.00 per month. Micael is a sweet and affectionate child. He crawls all over the floor and stands on his feet with support for a little while. He takes bottles as well as solid foods like corn pap and vegetable soup. He likes playing with colorful and noisy toys. Micael is considered to have good health, in spite of the poor living conditions and diet. Through your support Micael and his family will have the opportunity to participate in important projects in the areas of health, recreation, education and nutrition.
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