SAS Brasil was born in a Sertões International Rally. In 2013, a group of eight friends traveled in two cars carrying talents, a campaign tent and lots of information and of energy along the route of the competition. Back there, 1,500 people were benefited. In the latest edition, in 2019, we were 92 volunteers and more than 13,000 people were impacted.
Our volunteers also travel on autonomous expeditions, to dozens of cities in all regions of the country. We’ve already assisted people in municipalities in 14 Brazilian states, in the savanna ecoregion (Cerrado) or in the “outback” of the country (Sertão Nordestino), in the poor Vale do Paraíba region, in São Paulo State, or in the face of human and environmental emergencies such as in Mariana, São Joaquim de Bicas or Brumadinho, all in Minas Gerais State.
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With the federal regulation that authorized in March 2020 the use of telemedicine due to the pandemic, SAS Brasil also started offering medical and psychological care to people in socially vulnerable communities (favelas) of large cities.
Our essence today is the same as that of that initial eight people: 4WD, traveling, breathtaking landscapes, and, of course, lots of health, joy and sustainability for those in need. We attend cities with a low HDI (or below the State’s average), a population of less than 30,000 and a lack of access to public health, such as the absence of specialists or hospital structures. In telemedicine we serve people in slums and in vulnerable situations.