The project Casa Fiz do Mundo - São Tomé will send a humanitarian container to São Tomé. The initial goal was a 20 ft. container but we will need a 40 ft. container. For this, we need extra 1500€.
At the beginning we were preparing the shipping of a 20 ft. container, but the support has been huge and we will need a larger container of 40 ft.
For this, our initial budget is not enough and we need more 1500€ for this purpose.
This container will be filled with food, school supplies, sewing, hygiene, health and childcare material, among others. All of this is to the mission managed by the Irmãs Franciscanas located in Neves that provide assistance to more than 1000 children, from pre-school to 6th grade, to 20 elderly residents of a nursing home and 200 more in home support.
The all process is organized by volunteers, since collection, sorting, packaging, identification, weighing, loading and unloading of the container. Yes, the container will also be unloaded by us since there’s a group of 11 volunteers that will go to São Tomé, at the same time, and will be there for a month. They will train pre-school teachers, elementary school teachers, provide health screenings through the “roças”, organize after-school recreation activities, etc.
Saúde nas Roças
About the author
The project Casa Fiz do Mundo - São Tomé was born in the community of Carregosa’s, municipality of Oliveira de Azeméis, in 2007. Since then until today we have been conducting missions every 2 years, sending volunteers to the field and a humanitarian container.
This project is entirely managed by the volunteers, and each one of them pays for their own travel, since all the funds raised are to pay the container. The remaining of the funds, if any, is delivered to the Irmãs Franciscanas Hospitaleiras. The financing is accomplished through paper recycling, postcards sale and donations.
Making this world a home for everyone.
In Carregosa’s Parish the volunteer of the younger was always encouraged, and it was due to a project of volunteer in Easter holidays, at a nursing home to severely disabled, that we made the first contact with CONFHIC (Congregação Franciscana Hospitaleira da Imaculada Conceição) in São Tomé.
We are working in São Tomé for ten years, and we also work once per month with the homeless in Oporto.
We realize that "Sometimes we feel that what we do is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less if it lacked that drop" (Madre Teresa de Calcutá). That is why we keep working daily to make this world a home for everyone.
To sponsor a child from São Tomé through Casa Fiz do Mundo - São Tomé is to give the child the opportunity to attend pre-school or school, depending on the age, give them a giant smile and a more nutritious meal.
Miracles happens with small things, and it only takes 0,33€ per day (10€/ month = 120€/year) to one of those miracles happens every day, giving school material and a meal to a child.
Whenever an opportunity arises (for example, when the volunteers of “Casa fiz do mundo” go to São Tomé) the sponsors may send a gift to the sponsored child, if they want to.
While it is true that Portugal does not live in a period of abundance, if only one person won’t be able to sponsor a child with 120€/ year, it is possible to do it by joining a group of friends, a football team, work or school colleagues, teachers, boy scouts, etc. This way the group will be the sponsor of a child.
Don’t you want to work a miracle, to provide one more smile of hope lightning our world, and make a home for everyone?
ATL na escola Mãe Clara em Neves
Budget and due dates
We need 5000€ to send the container, and thanks to the work of volunteers we will get 3500€. To fill the gap of budget we create this campaign.
We will, naturally, keep collecting and selling paper and card, so all the extra money achieved will be delivered to the Irmãs, at Neves, whom are totally committed with the cause.
Nothing returns with us. This mission, like all the others, started with nothing and with nothing will remain.
The container content is fully filled with donations. You may find informations about how to send donations in our website and Facebook page.
The container will be sent in the first half of July, and unloaded during the month of July, so our goal is to achieve the fundraising within a maximum period of 60 days after the publication of this campaign.