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The Poor in Brazil Donate Twice More Than the Rich

12/28/2017 - 10h45

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PATRICIA PAMPLONA
FROM SÃO PAULO

Brazilians with an annual income of R$10,000 (US$ 3,020) have donated twice more than those with an annual income of R$100,000 (US$ 30,200), according to the Country Giving Report 2017 Brazil research. This report is based on data collected by YouGov on behalf of CAF (Charities Aid Foundation).

The typical (median) amount donated by those with lower incomes was around 1.2% of income in the past 12 months (R$100 -US$30-) compared to those with higher incomes, around 0.4% of annual income (approximately R$300 -US$90-).

Brazilians have been generous, although Brazil in the world ranking has dropped from 68th position in 2016 (its highest ranking since 2009) to 75th position.

Almost two thirds of Brazilians (68%) have given money in the past 12 months, either by giving money to a church or religious organisation (55%), to a not-for-profit organisation (53%), or by sponsoring someone (52%).

"I believe the results are very positive. Research has shown that there is a growing culture of giving in Brazil, despite some challenges to overcome," said Paula Fabiani, CEO of IDIS (Institute for the Development of Social Investment - CAF's Global Alliance partner organisation in Brazil).

The share of donations in Brazil is 0.2% of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) compared to 1.4% of the GDP in the USA.

This study surveyed 1,313 Brazilians over 18 years old, living in cities and with internet connection.

Translated by PATRICIA MARIA ANTUNES

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