Help us in our ecological project in Santo Antonio de Jesus, State of Bahia, and Petrolina-PE in Brazil




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    Come and help our dreams come true. We work with sustainable development also as a professor for Brazilian Government, integrating the dimensions of ecological, social, cultural, environmental and economic sustainability. Our all activities focus on the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030, the SDGs.

    After travel around the world, I recognised my responsibilities with the inequalities of my compatriots. Then, we have concentrated our energy to work with education, not only formal, as a professor but also with complementary activities to school.

    I love walking in the forest, bicycling, music, concerts, cafés , meeting friends and I am luck to have encountered my childhood friends and other worldwide friends.

    My plan is to set up a community in South America (Santo Antonio de Jesus, state of Bahia) and looking for some help. We would like to build a tree house. We offer some opportunities in Santo Antonio de Jesus, Bahia state, where the project is. Currently we need to record a video about the projetc, work in our annual report, that can be done in Petrolina, Pernambuco State on the border of Bahia. As a perk, we may offer some days in Salvador da Bahia, the first Brazilian capital city. It depends form what direction you are travelling in Brazil.

    I belong to Servas and other organizations. I still work as a professor in Petrolina, Pernambuco state and have a demanding work routine, which makes me travel regularly.
    I want to build an eco community and have nice people around.
    We are a family, and I am a professor at the University, have traveled abroad extensively and have friends around the world.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Practice Portuguese,
    Get to know diferent parts of Brazil, including Bahia and Pernambuco state.
    Staying in Salvador da Bahia for two days.

  • Help


    1. Reforest the Atlantic Forest;
    2. Record a video:
    3. Write proposals, reports and anual balance.
    4. Building an eco-home;
    5. Cultivate organic vegetable garden;
    6. Cultivate a flower garden;
    7. Teach English or another language to locals;
    8. Teach being sustainable and inner peace;
    9. Build a pond,
    10. Update the blog;
    11. Organize and take photos and video;
    12. Write reports,
    13. Write project and a plan to look for partnership.
    14. Revive the stream,
    15. Cook and clean,
    16. Help to set up an ONG;
    17. To build a tree house;
    18. Enjoy and have a great time. We hope to learn and to teach with each other and become better person.
    Bring your creativity and energy and join us in any activity, since we need to start all these things as the project is still very young.

    We have planted more than 1.000 trees and are still looking for help to build the treehouse and take care of the trees.

    Note: The project activities are in Santo Antonio de Jesus, Bahia state and Petrofina, Pernambuco State, both in the Northeast of Brazil.

  • Languages spoken

    Portuguese: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    During Covid-19 pandemic please update this info with me. We are in a very special moment.

    We would Camping.. or staying with friends in the project area (Santo Antonio de Jesus, Bahia state) until we build a house. If you have a tent, it would be very nice if you bring it.

    In Petrolina, where we do most of the administrative things, like writing and the Internet activities, you are going to stay in our apartment by the magnificient São Francisco river.

    Some food provided.

    Petrolina, State of Pernambuco in the border with Juazeiro State of Bahia, by the Sao Francisco River.

    I usually drive or take a overnight bus from here to the project area (about 500km) . One can also take a plane to Salvador da Bahia.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is about 90km from Salvador da Bahia, if you cross All Saints Bay and 180 by BR 101, 60km from Itaparica Island, 30km to Morro de Sao Paulo, Itacaré and Boipeba and 350km to Porto Seguro.

    Petrolina is about 500km from Salvador da Bahia, by the Sao Francisco River. In the way to Fortaleza, Jericoacoara etc.

    Please notice that we develop activities in two different states in Brazil. Bahia and Pernambuco State.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Latin America & Caribean Climate Week Salvador da Bahia ago 2019
Lissete Jopia e Dennisse Contreras, duas queridas workaway que preparam um lindo jantar com comida Chilena no nosso projeto Pelo Mundo do Cinema.
Photo by Mailen - a worker away from Argentina. A group of students from the my childhood school came back two years later to see the trees they have planted. It was also a Atlantic forest field trip. Thank you CSAJ, Gana and all backers. 27ago2017
Each tree is labeled.
One of the trees, with the Ecomigos sign.
Me and Cleo planting a Abiu tree, donated by my aunt Carminha.
This is my family.

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