As some of you know I'm currently volunteering in a favela 50km up north from Rio de Janeiro. I'm volunteering for a LOCAL NGO called ONG Mundo Novo (http://www.ongmundonovo.org.br/) teaching Spanish to kids and adults and simply loving it! But, as you can guess, life in the favela is damn hard and Mundo Novo has to come up with miracles in order to keep the institution running every month (paying water, electricity bills, repair work on the building after recent floods). My aim is therefore to raise money to help Mundo Novo make ends meet in order to: finish constructing the third floor where there will be four more classrooms, set up a lighting system on the second and third floor (classes can't happen after dark), set up a phone line for the second floor (every time someone calls chances are the person they're looking for is upstairs - which makes us waste a lot of time and energy!). Every little helps, so your donations will be much appreciated! I'll compile a document with any amount of money raised justifying where the money is gone, so you know how you've contributed for a good cause!
I've started taking kick-boxing classes here in the community (something I NEVER thought I'd do in my life) and I'm finding it fun and challenging at the same time - which is why I've decided to focus on setting myself a double-goal: raising money for the NGO I work for AND working towards getting a yellow belt! (Who knows I might end up one day with a black one!)
Muito obrigada guys!