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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.