WE MADE IT!! Sustainable Cumuruxatiba has been funded!


We have the best news ever - we made it! We have received a great £4,070 for the three projects in Cumuruxatiba! A GIGANTIC THANK YOU to you all, as you are all the reason that Curumim Batuke, Capoeira Abadá and Vila Escola Projeto da Gente will be able to continue their amazing work with the community of Cumuruxatiba. It has been a mega-busy last few days for me, so I am only relaying the message to the projects in Cumuru today, but it goes without saying that they will be over the moon to hear that we have reached our target. If I was in Brazil I would film some reaction shots for you! I will sure keep you all updated! If I could afford to get you all a ticket out to Brasil to see these great projects then I would!! Hopefully this campaign has planted a seed in your mind to travel yourselves to Cumuruxatiba, Bahia - the community would be more than happy to see you!

Once again, thank you so much - I'm sure you all know how much of a difference your donations make to a small village like Cumuruxatiba.

Forever grateful,

Safaa and Max xxx

YES!! We got to 50%!!!!


A huge thank you to everyone who has helped us now reach 50% of our target, a grand £2,000. That money itself could go so far for the 3 proects in Cumuru (it equates to almost R$7,500). However, WE NEED TO GET £4,000!!! I know we only have 11 days left, but please keep spreading the word and the seemingly-impossible may become possible! MAGIC WILL HAPPEN! Once again, thank you so much. MUITO MUITO OBRIGADA AO TODOS!! 

Saf and Max xxx

An event of gratitude for collaborators and donators


At the end of April Curumim Batuke, together with Capoeira Abadá, put on a show in the village to thank all of the people and groups who have collaborated and helped in one way or another over the past year. In a sense, the good thing about the projects relying on the kindness and generosity of their [local and global] community is that it has brought the community together with work, learning and celebrations being shared. 

By pledging your money to Curumim Batuke, Capoeira Abadá and Vila Escola Projeto da Gente, you are becoming part of this community - even if it may be just virutally right now, you are always welcome to visit in person!!!

Here are some photos from the event:

Curumim Batuke playing in the village squareLarge percussion group grooving!Afro-Brazilian danceAfro-Brazilian Dance

The regular activities of the projects that you can help maintain!


Hello all!

I would like to update you on something that is not so much new, but more the great continuous work that Curumim Batuke, Capoeira Abadá and Vila Escola Projeto da Gente do with the youth and wider community of Cumuru. It is these kinds of activities that will have to be cut back if they can't be financially sustained!

Curumim Batuke has regular rehearsals on Sundays from 17h to 19h, which are often followed by a talking circles for the participants

Capoeira Abadá have regular classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 17h to 21h, with different classes for various age groups.

Vila Escola Projeto da Gente is open from Monday to Friday, with a wide range of activities running through school hours, ranging from arts and crafts to literature, from theatre to construction. 

Remember to click on the links in the 'Projects' section of the main page to visit the Facebook pages of each project! Sorry if you don't read Portuguese...but the photos are great!

Um evento de collaboraĆ§Ć£o em Julho - que precisa sua ajuda!


No mes de Julho o abada capoeira com apoio dos outros grupos e de outras pessoas iram realizar um novo festival com o tema de Festival cultural no qual irá envolver tema da cultura Brasileira como a capoeira, a dança, o jongo, a musica, as comidas e diversas representações artitisticas. Por favor ajuda o sucesso desse evento com seu apoio financeiro!

Muito obrigado,

Safaa e Max

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They did it!

On 6th Jun 2014 we successfully raised


of £4,000 target

64 backers


56 days