Diaconia was created on July 28, 1967 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is a social service organization, non-profit and Christian inspiration. Fruit of the convening of the Evangelical Confederation of Brazil, is composed of 11 churches. In the early 1980s, it moved its headquarters to Recife (PE), operating in three states in the Northeast, a region that has the largest number of poor in the country.