The centre for holistic development aid Recanto Esperança is a non-profit organisation which was founded in 2004. This association supports people in need regardless of their ethnic background, religion or sex.

In the past the slum area Jardim Icaraí, located in the city outskirts of Curitiba, had no organisation accompanying and supporting the approximately 700 socially disadvantaged and neglected families.

Our goals: Our paramount is to provide help for self-help. This is achieved through various activities designed to promote the families and children.

Our motto: Serve to change lives.

Missionaries: Thomas and Erika Bleiker, who have been working as missionaries in Brazil since 1994, manage the organisation Recanto Esperança.