We hope to be a voice for those who have been stripped of their freedom. Our main Causes right now is to raise awareness of Human Trafficking and financial aid for the Favela of Rio de Janeiro and specifically a safe-home/help center for kids “Borel”. And as of November 2013 we are also partnering with Abolish Slavery to help free victims of Human Trafficking in The United States.
In the Favela (slums) in Brazil, young boys are recruited by drug mafias to work as heavily armed soldiers, protecting their illegal drug trade. More than 80% of child soldiers do not live past their 21st birthday. Thousands of girls are enslaved into the sex trade and often prostituted by high-ranking soldiers. Many end up pregnant in their early teens as a result.
P2F is working to break this vicious circle and help bring Hope and Change to these high-crime slums.
America’s founding fathers put it well: “all men are created equal . . . endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.”
Hanne H Fellers (founder)
Jennifer Ries (vice-president/treasurer)
Mariana Saori Wall (creative marketing/artist)
Katharine Smith (secretary)
Rohini Sen (artist)
LaTianna Williams (voulunteer/event worker)
Bianca Miraglia (Photography/graphic design)
A passport is a document, issued by a national government, which certifies, for the purpose of international travel, the identity and nationality of its holder. The elements of identity are name, date of birth, sex, and place of birth. Most often, nationality and citizenship are congruent. Most of the people living in the favela’s have no identification. A passport shows that you are a legal registered citizen. In the favela’s there is a lack of a public system that records births and deaths.
The favelas are units of irregular self-constructed housing that are occupied illegally. Even though we are not able to give people an actual passport, due to a lot of deeper issues within the way things work in the favelas, this issue would first need to change. We still want to help the people find self worth, and an identity of value.
FREEDOM is the human value, or situation, to act according to one’s will without being held up by the power of others. Freedom may also refer to: Economic freedom, term in economic research and policy debates. Individual freedom, moral stance, political philosophy, or social outlook that stresses independence and self-reliance. Political freedom, absence of interference with the sovereignty of an individual by the use of coercion or aggression. We want give people in the favelas education, medical help and a sense of independence and self-reliance.
Our first year in review