Friday, March 26, 2010


Friday, March 19, 2010

Father's day in Mozambique

6 AM in Maputo ( 11 PM in New York) - Mariana wakes me up with a Happy Father's Day kiss and a handmade postcard with a special message.

Thank you Mariana, I need more space in the office to show so many things done by my lovely daughters. Maybe a new office!!??

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Finally we got some visitors from Portugal...

Nuno and Susana are a christian couple involved with a child sponsoring program - Projecto Vitória, at Matola Rio, a poor area outside Maputo.

Although theuir full agenda, they spend some time with Alice, at the Hospital, serving the Oncology patients.

Nuno is a professional fireman and Susana is photografer! So, you may see some good quality pictures in the next days. Nuno already helped us to rescue our cat on the top of the tree!
So, welcome to Mozambique!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Soccer and Life

Thanks to the generosity of Clube Desportivo de Mafra, who donated a lot of soccer kits for our kids, today's training session was so special for the first group of kids, at the orphanage where we have been developing a soccer school - whole life coaching.

Dressed "in yellow", the training was completely different from the others!

Net week, all the group will be wearing new clothes!


Saturday, March 06, 2010

Pain and Hope

Almost 2 years ago, we received a first container with donations for the orphanage "Casa das Formigas". At that time, a lot of thinks stayed in Portugal waiting for the next container.

Even not knowing when would be shipped the new container, a lot of friends were keep receiving and colecting things, and some of them providing space for storage.

Suddenly, the challenge wasn't about colecting anymore, but about funding the transportation to Mozambique.

For how long it would take the cancer kids at the hospital to wait for their clothes and other needed materials? How many families would be able to wait for those needed clothes and shoes?

That's when someone had a dream!

A dream of turning up a smile on the mozambican kids. A smile that was fading away slowly meaning pain for someone that would be transformed into hope to others.
The dream impacted others, and because of that, soon, the dream will be just reality.

The container will be shipped to Mozambique!

Our friend Márcia fight with cancer until the last minute and lost her life last week. But her dream will win hundreds of happy faces in Mozambique as she also fight for them.

Thank you, Marcia.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Rainy weekend

Here in Maputo, when it rains, it RAINS!!!!
We were ready to drive 200 miles north of Maputo, for a weekend of rest when started to rain in Maputo. We decided to keep our plans and we drove for 5 hours until we arrived at our destination, 200 miles away from home.

On our return, it took us 7 hours to drive the same distance, just because the main road (only dust on the day before) was only mud (no tar for about 30 miles).

Thanks for our 4x4 vehicle, this was a great and funny adventure! The only challenge was to convince the girls that we should wash the car after this! They just loved all the mud!