Personal projects and causes

A little bit about projects and causes I'm passionate about.

MiudosSegurosNa.Net

The MiudosSegurosNa.Net project (it stands for KidsSafeOnThe.Net) is Portugal's pioneering and leading Internet safety project. It helps Portuguese speaking families, schools and communities in promoting online safety of kids, tweens and teens since 2003.

I've been working pro bono as their Head of Technology since day 1.

EMEA Child Safety Summit badge
Google & Facebook's EMEA Child Safety Summit badge
Cyber Bullying - a guide for parents and educators book cover
Cyber Bullying - a guide for parents and educators book cover
Summer activities app project
Summer activities app

Kiva (lender)

Kiva is a non-profit organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students with 0% interest. Kiva's mission is "to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty".
I joined Kiva in August 2011 and made over 230 loans since, having lent close to $6,000 USD up till now.

Although I have diversified my portfolio throughout time, I still mainly lend to women in the Education, Food, Retail, Agriculture, and Services sectors with an emphasis on projects that empower people to escape poverty. Recently I've been focusing on loans to refugees / displaced people.
You can see my public lender profile here and the lending team I've created here.

Last November I started KivaHour, offering consultancy services for Kiva loans, something I would like to continue soon.

Portfolio page screenshot
Portfolio page screenshot

Other: Non Profit, Social Enterprise, etc

Over the years I've participated in multiple other projects and iniciatives through pro bono work, mentoring, volunteering, collaboration, etc for non profits, charities, social enterprises and startups in that spectrum.

I'm particularly fond of CSR and projects that try to bridge gaps in inequality (gender, representation, education, opportunities, etc) and/or with a strong social concern aspect (homelessness, hunger, drug abuse, etc).

Do you have such a project?