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Fundraising for Project Favela in Rio de Janeiro
£1,455 raised
121% of £1.2k goal
73 contributors
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Ended Jan 13, 2014
This November, I will volunteer in Rocinha Favela of Rio de Janeiro this for Project Favela. Your donation will make a difference to the lives of some of the most underprivileged people in the world. Please click 'Read More'

This November, I will volunteer in the poorest favela communities of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the host city of the 2016 Olympics and 2014 FIFA World Cup. Your donation will make a difference to the lives of some of the most beautiful, but underprivileged people in the world.

The 3 million plus inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro's favelas face daunting challenges every day. Those living in these under privileged communities in Rio de Janeiro face massive unemployment, unsanitary living conditions, disease, lack of health care/pre natal care, malnutrition, poor drinking water, educational shortfalls, drugs, gangs, violence, domestic abuse, homelessness, and the list goes on and on. In light of the investment in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics, these are the people who really need to feel the benefits.

In May, I won a complimentary registration fee worth $600 to attend the JCI World Congress for young leaders in Rio de Janeiro this November 4-9. With my regular voluntary work here in London, I knew that if I could afford to go, I would want to spend more time in Rio working in the community. I took the brave decision to hand in my notice at work, as I saw this as a sign to begin a new challenge and to get out of my comfort zone. See I was lucky to win this opportunity to experience the glamorous side of Rio, but there are thousands of people in Rio who are not so lucky and I want to extend my time there to volunteer working with and for them.

Project Favela are a small Rio based enterprise recommended to me by a friend who runs her own Charitable Foundation and after extensive communication with Scott Miles (the founder), I am incredibly excited and nervous by what lays ahead. Project Favela will place me with a local NGO projects to both challenge myself and put me to my best use for the community I am immersed in. It is my role to work in the projects for the families there and in the school they are part of. No two days will be the same and I will really have to "roll up my sleeves" to make sure I do the best I can.

Of the funds you raised:
- £500 + anything over the target will go to Project Favela and the volunteer home that houses the volunteers.
- £700 for return flights to Brazil.
- £200 for Yellow Fever vaccination and the travel insurance.
- £100 for Fundrazr and Paypal fees
- All of it towards a life enriching experience and the capacity to create positive impact in the community I work in.

Fun Raiser Pub quiz
You raised an incredible £300 from the Pub Quiz and raffle prize: Thank you for all of your support

At 09:28 on Tuesday 29/10/2013, YOU TOOK ME TOOK MY TARGET!
Thank you SO MUCH for all of your support and generosity. Anything above this target will go to Project Favela.

Many Kind Regards
Spence/Ally/Alexandra or whatever name you know me as :)
The Ultimate Volunteer Program in Rio de Janeiro
"Changing their lives, enriching your own."

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