An IT Room as been on the ReVive ‘to-do’ list for a while! So, we’re really pleased that we’ve finally managed to get round to doing it! Thanks to a donation of some refurbished computers from a Brazilian organisation we’ve been able to make use of the room around the stairs. Hopefully this space will be useful for the girls to access the internet for their schoolwork and also learn some IT skills.
This is Haryanne. When she was 15 she became the third girl to arrive at the ReVive house. She turned 17 this week and now lives with her Aunt and Uncle (which is why I can show her picture) and still has a job which ReVive helped her get at the State Department for Women. She still comes along to ReVive most days to have lunch with us before she heads off to work. She’s still part of the family!
Life Restored Hope Renewed.
At the end of July Cyntya Verçosa, a local Brazilian fashion designer, organised a big cycling event (all the range at the moment here in Brazil!) and asked that people would donate some non-perishable foods to ReVive. This week she came to visit ReVive to personally deliver the 100kg+ worth of food that they raised! This is more or less what we use in a month for the girls so it’s saved our food shopping bill! She had heard about ReVive from a friend and was planning on doing this as a ‘one off’ but she was so impressed after visiting ReVive and meeting the girls that she would like to do one of these events each month for ReVive! Great news.
We were very honoured to be selected for this event and we’re thrilled that Cyntya is now a local supporter and can hopefully mobilise even more people to get behind ReVive.
ReVive is now registered in the USA as a non-profit! This is great news as we hope to build our supporter base on both sides of the Atlantic! So, ‘ReVive International’ is now incorporated in the states and the next step is to go through the tax stuff with the IRS. So, it will still be a few weeks/months before we’re fully up and running. It will work in much the same way as the UK charity does – raising funds for the work of ReVive in Brazil.
So, to all our American friends/supporters – watch this space! We’ll let you know as soon as we’re fully functioning.
Now ReVive is truly ‘international’ with offices in the UK, USA and Brazil!