BENEFITING: COMMUNITY IN ACTION RIO INC
Help Rosangela raise money to complete her home building project!
Rosangela Maria dos Santos lives in one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela (shantytown) communities – the Complexo do Alemão – with her husband, son, and daughter. For the past 20+ years, her family has been in a small two-room house, with very little space. It has always been Rosangela's dream to build a bigger home, and today, you can help make this happen!
Since 2006, Rosangela has been working as the Administrative Manager of Community in Action (CiA), a grassroots NGO dedicated to education and personal development in the Complexo do Alemão; she was also a founding local Board member when the organization opened in 2004. Over the years, Rosangela has been responsible for day-to-day operations, working with women and students of all ages, becoming a local voice in her community. However, in May 2013, Rosangela will be cutting-down her work schedule to a part-time role with Community in Action. As a result, she will not receive the same salary and will begin searching for other employment opportunities, with support from the CiA team. To this end, we would like to help Rosangela finish a home-improvement project, which is currently underway, as a token of gratitude for her support during the past nine years.
$1,500 has already been raised to launch this project. A group of 15 university students from the Colorado School of Mines traveled to Rio in March 2013, with the Invictus Initiative, to begin building the second level of her home (as shown in the pictures above). However, more materials are needed to finalize this effort. For that reason, we decided to start this fundraising campaign. 100% of the funds will go toward the completion of Rosagenela’s home--nothing will go to Community in Action.
All costs are outlined below:
- Roof = R$800 / $400 USD
- Iron bars (for support) = R$300 / $150 USD
- Two windows = R$500 / $250 USD
- One door = R$450 / $225 USD
- Stairs = $500 / $250 USD
- Ceramic floor = R$500 / $250
- 5 bags of cement (floor) = R$100 / $50 USD
- 7 bags of cement (roof) = R$150 / $75 USD
- 5 bags of plaster (walls) = R$250 / $125 USD
- Sand = R$100 / $50 USD
- Rocks = R$150 / $75
- Electrical wiring = R$100 / $50 USD
- Labor (10 days @ R$100 / day) = R$1,000 / $500 USD
TOTAL MATERIAL COST = R$3,900 / $1,950 USD
TOTAL LABOR COST = R$1,000 / $500 USD
GRAND TOTAL NEEDED = $2,450 USD
This project is currently on-hold, because Rosangela does not have the money to finish -- she needs your help! Please donate today and spread the word. Together, we can raise the necessary funds to thank Rosangela for her amazing support for almost a decade!
The Community in Action Team