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Fazenda da Esperança St. John Baptist

Kenya, Kamuguru / Embu.

We work in the recovery of young drug addicts.

Specific requests:  

  • Knowledge of English (basic level)

  • Yellow fever vaccine and COVID

Mode: face-to-face

Period: all year round

Minimum time:  3 months

Maximum time: 6 months

Context of the community in which he works

La Fazenda da Esperança is a therapeutic community with over 30 years of experience in the recovery of young drug addicts.


Rated as the largest Latin American work developing this business and helping thousands of families, it is currently present in 15 countries across continents.


His work is based on three pillars: family life, work seen as a pedagogical process and encouraging inner research.

Its goals

Fazenda da Esperança is a therapeutic community active since 1983 in the recovery process of people seeking freedom from their addictions, in particular from alcohol and drugs. His reception method contemplates three decisive aspects: work as a pedagogical process; Living with the family; and Spirituality to find the meaning of life.

The Farm has its doors open in all Brazilian states to welcome men and women weakened by drug use, transforming pain into joy. The number of communities in the world has already exceeded one hundred units structured in the countries of Asia, Africa, America and Europe, constantly growing due to the globalization of the serious social problems that afflict humanity.

People who identify with the Charism of the Farm can find their vocation in the Church as part of the Family of Hope.

Main activities carried out

The Fazenda da Esperança welcomes people between the ages of 18 and 59 who wish to free themselves from drugs, alcohol and many other types of addictions. It is necessary to enter a 12-month pedagogical process. Those who intend to face this challenge take the first step through a letter written in their own hand, expressing the reasons for their desire to seek a new life. Anyone interested in a vacancy should send their request for help to the community closest to their residence.

He thus allows relatives to visit him from the third month onwards, when relationships are resumed, to overcome together the problems generated by drugs and alcohol.

Volunteers profile

Happy people stand out, willing to help others, who know how to listen and put themselves in the other's shoes.

Tasks to be done

  • Share the life of the people who live there and follow them in their daily actions

  • The tasks include: community development, agriculture, assistance, recreation, help in the kitchen. The volunteer will be accommodated at the Fazenda.

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