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Who we are

The Helpo Association is a Non-Profit Organisation for Development that has been operating in Portugal, Mozambique, São Tomé & Príncipe and Guinea-Bissau since 2008. Our mission is to foster development through Education and Nutrition.

Helpo works with 38 rural communities and runs 52 support centres to help with the building and management of schools, libraries, nurseries, nutrition centres, school canteens and rainwater harvesting systems. The association also supports local communities by organising training sessions and running health education programmes. Helpo currently helps more than 19,000 children through financing provided by the Child Sponsorship Programme, individual donations and projects sponsored by many international organisations and companies.

How can you join the cause

By making a donation or joining the Child Sponsorship Programme, you will be contributing with funds which are sent directly to our teams in the field. Helpo teams are tasked with identifying the main problems faced by each community, together with community representatives, leaders and teachers, and making major investments that transform the lives of hundreds of people.

Single donations

  1. PayPal

  2. Bank account information:

    • IBAN: PT50 0010 0000 3483 3480 0032 8

    • SWIFT: BBPIPTPL

 

Sponsor a Child

Community Development programmes are the only way to transform adverse social conjunctures. We seek to create better living conditions for children in order to foster development and help future generations lead more dignified lives. By sponsoring a child you will also be helping their school community. Your support will make it possible for disadvantaged children to continue living in their communities, with their families, go to school and have access to the food and healthcare they need.

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Several sponsorship options are available (as described in the joining form), namely the following:

  1. Helpo Plus Sponsorship (Helpo Mais) (€21/month) and Helpo Sponsorship (€13/month) – You will be sponsoring a child as the main recipient of the support provided, along with their school community
    Your donations will be used for the following purposes:

    1. Regular payments;

    2. Building of school facilities and other facilities in the community;

    3. Technical support and specialised training;

    4. Providing assistance to people in need;

    5. Supporting education.

  2. Collective Sponsorship (€9/month). You will be sponsoring a group of children attending the same school.
    Your donations will be used for the following purposes:

    1. Regular payments;

    2. Helping to improve and maintain school facilities and other facilities in the community;

    3. Technical support and specialised training.

  3. Mother and Child Sponsorship (Materno-Infantil) (€25/month). You will be sponsoring the Mother and Child Nutrition Programme, which helps mothers, carers, pregnant women, babies and children up to the age of 5. Support is provided by specialised teams that work closely with local healthcare centres.
    Your donations will be used for the following purposes:

    1. Diagnosis, healthcare and hospitalisation;

    2. Nutritional support to high-risk groups;

    3. Training of local healthcare staff;

    4. Training courses for the community.

Better Future Sponsorship Mozambique (Futuro Maior) (€35/year) – You will be giving a young student the opportunity to attend a Secondary School in Mozambique for one year by paying their tuition fees, school uniforms and school supplies.

Better Future Sponsorship São Tomé & Príncipe (Futuro Leve-Leve) (€55/year) – You will be giving a young student the opportunity to attend a Secondary School in São Tomé & Príncipe for one year by paying their tuition fees, school uniforms and school supplies.

Budding Woman Sponsorship (Maria Menina) (€42/year) – By joining this sponsorship programme aimed at adolescent girls (many of whom are pregnant or young mothers) you will be helping us organise educational initiatives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and provide feminine care items, such as reusable sanitary pads and underwear.

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