Garden of Butterflies
Garden of Butterflies is a non-profit organization that started in 2016 when Aline Teixeira, a hairdresser from a little town called Caculé in the arid lands of the state of Bahia in Brazil, heard about the story of Natalia, a four-year-old child with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). EB is a rare genetic condition that makes the skin so fragile that it will tear or blister at the slightest touch.
Aline then started a campaign to raise money to pay for the much-needed and expensive treatment for Natalia. However, during that campaign she started to receive messages from other families asking for help. At that moment Aline felt in her heart the call to assist other children with EB. So in 2017 “Jardim das Borboletas” (Garden of Butterflies) was officially born.
In 2018, when Fraternity Without Borders embraced this project, there were 12 children being assisted by Garden of Butterflies. Today we have 67 children in 15 states of Brazil being assisted with dressing supplies, medication, nursing care, ostomy technicians, psychological care, doctor’s appointment, and better living conditions.