A growing litter

Maicon’s micro credit project is bearing fruit (well pigs)!!

Maicon is a student at the Agricultural College in Cristino Castro. His initial investment in building a pig sty and buying a couple of sows is paying off.

A growing litter

A growing litter

A second litter of piglets is welcomed into the the fold.

Maicon is also on schedule for repaying his micro credit loan.

Maicon is really pleased with the fruit of his labour and he is hoping to increase production in the coming months.

Oliveira visits Maicon on a regular basis to provide support and advice.

His mum and family help Maicon with the daily routine of feeding and caring for the growing litter.

Well done Maicon.

Maicon with his mum and the expanding pig sty.

Maicon with his mum and the expanding pig sty.

 

We will follow Maicon’s project with great interest.

Maicon’s project is one of many small projects that Volunteer in Brazil supports.

We are always looking for more resources to help more families to invest in small income generating projects.

 

 

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The end of an era

The Living and Learning Project finally closes its doors….

Hundreds of children and families from the communities of Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, have been served by the Living and Learning Project. A dedicated team of staff as well as local and international volunteers gave their hearts and skills to serving young people and their families who are caught in the web of poverty and violence that scars the face of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Beth

Beth

Beth dedicated many years of her life to the project, it was her vision, her enthusiasm and commitment that enlivened, enriched and enthused all the staff and volunteers.

It was Beth’s dedication that captured the hearts of a group of international visitors in 2005 and that experience was instrumental in the formation of the charity Volunteer in Brazil.

Beth was the visionary and Monica was the bedrock of the project.

Monica

Monica

 Coming herself from one of the local communities Monica knew at first hand the daily challenges of life in the favalas.

With a gentle but firm hand Monica helped steer the project through many difficult times.

The project has been a wonderful blessing to the local communities in Santa Teresa and many international volunteers have been blessed by the experience the project provided for them to live in solidarity with the people of Brazil.

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Getting ready to Volunteer

From Rio to Newcastle, Rose can't wait!

From Rio to Newcastle, Rose can’t wait!

Hello everybody my name’s Rosimeire, I ‘m from Brazil. I’m 29 years olds. I have always worked with children in Brazil. I like children and I love to help them.  Right now I am living the best moments of  my life. I ‘m preparing to go to England for one year. I will be working as a Volunteer in Newcastle. I believe this will be the biggest experience of my life. This will be my first time traveling abroad, I’m very excited. My expectations is to learn from this experience and to became a better person so that I can serve the world better. I’m a spiritual person and I want to live my faith and do what God calls me to do. Being  a volunteer in Newcastle will be a challenge but I will put my hands, head and my heart into everything and I will give and  I will receive. I want to give my whole being . It will be very interesting to get to know and participate in another culture. I would like to thank the VinB trustees for helping me on this journey. I would also like to thank Helen Granger, she is the coordinator of Assumption Lay Volunteer Programme and she has really helped me. Thanks also to the Assumption Religious as they have supported me for a long time.  I ask for your prayers for me and for all the young people who will be volunteering this year. I know this experience will transform my life!
Sorry about my English…
Fraternally
Rosimeire Brito
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