THE Portuguese who emigrated to Brazil throughout the 19th century had two major concerns within the associative scope: education and assistance .
At the time, assistance to children, sickness and old age was attributed to the church, the “Santas Casas de Misericórdia” the Third Orders and the Brotherhoods.
Many lived in uncomfortable places such as attics, warehouses and in shops abandoned to fever and, when they died, the widow or children did not have any support from the State, not even from the companies and how many times, without any support from the family that had stayed in Portugal.
That’s why, in 1840, Portuguese emigrants in Rio de Janeiro got together to found Beneficência.
The Portuguese Beneficence – Rio de Janeiro
The Portuguese Beneficence of São Paulo
0s 150 years of the Portuguese Beneficence of São Paulo
Portuguese Charitable Hospital – Perbambuco
Royal Portuguese Charitable Hospital in Pernambuco
Portuguese Beneficence of Pelotas
D.Pedro V First Aid Box
Portuguese Charity of Porto Alegre
Portuguese Beneficence of Pará
Portuguese Charity of Bagé
Portuguese Charity of Rio Grande
Royal Conde de Matosinhos Beneficent Association – Rio de Janeiro – 1885
Portuguese Benevolent Society – Manaus
Portuguese Beneficence Society – Santos and
Council of the Luso-Brazilian Community of Pará (May 30, 1954)
Fraternity of the Sons of Lusitania – Rio de Janeiro – 1882
Congregation of Portuguese Artists of Rio de Janeiro – 1883
Royal Association of Portuguese Artists of Rio de Janeiro – 1863
Portuguese Gymnastic Club of Rio Janeiro – 1868
Portuguese Beneficence Society – Campinas – 1873 and
Luís de Camões Memory Benefit – Rio de Janeiro
Portuguese Beneficence Society – Campos – 1852
Azorean Fraternity Society – Rio de Janeiro – 1881