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Zomo Vivir

One of Zomo’s mottos is to bring joy wherever we go, we want everyone to live happily. From this desire to change the world, we came up with Zomo Vivir, a program that supports social projects for more than 50 children at social risk situation, making a difference in their lives.

This support makes children happier and brings hope in difficult times. That’s why we want you to know more about Zomo Vivir and embrace a project in your city. We are doing our part. How about you? Help a social cause: the world will be a happier place if everyone does their part. 

logotipo azull zomo vivir

Zomo Vivir

One of Zomo’s mottos is to bring joy wherever we go, we want everyone to live happily. From this desire to change the world, we came up with Zomo Vivir, a program that supports social projects for more than 50 children at social risk situation, making a difference in their lives.

This support makes children happier and brings hope in difficult times. That’s why we want you to know more about Zomo Vivir and embrace a project in your city. We are doing our part. How about you? Help a social cause: the world will be a happier place if everyone does their part. 

logotipo azull zomo vivir
One of Zomo's mottos is to bring joy wherever we go. We want everyone to be able to live happily. Zomo Vivir was created from a desire to change the world. This program supports social projects helping over 50 children at risk, making quite a difference in their lives. This support allows those children to feel happier, giving them hope during tough times. That’s why we’d like you to learn a bit more about Zomo Vivir program and support a project in your home town. Zomo is doing its part, what about you? Help a social cause: the world will be a happier place if everyone does their part. 
Boy with a purple T-shirt with the ZOMO logo of the zomo vive project
Boy with a purple T-shirt with the ZOMO logo of the zomo vive project

Las Tias Foundation

De longe já conseguimos perceber, uma casa colorida, as risadas das crianças por todos os lados. No portão, uma menina olha para a rua, nos vê e nos deixa entrar. Esta é a Fundação Las Tías, um lugar para crianças que não tiveram a oportunidade de ter um lar. A Fundação Las Tías dá assistência a crianças abandonadas que estiveram em situação de risco. Pudemos notar, desde o início, o número de meninas que estão no local:  são 31 meninas que sofreram algum tipo de abuso, principalmente por parte de familiares. Tia Cristina, responsável pela casa, nos conta e nos mostra como é construir um abrigo para estas crianças: eles estudam, realizam atividades na casa, aprendem desde cedo a conviver em grupo, cada um fazendo um pouco para que a casa seja como uma família. Percebemos a felicidade destas crianças com qualquer demonstração de afeto da nossa parte, que já é suficiente para conseguir um sorriso enorme. E que sorriso, não é verdade? Como é bom ver a felicidade de uma criança! 
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Crianças com um prato de comda comendo

‘Las Tías’ shelters 41 children. The girl waiting for us at the gate is an autistic child who is specially taken care of by Aunt Cristina with the help of four other “aunts”, as they call themselves. Unfortunately, as the government does not provide any kind of support, the shelter needs sympathetic people and companies that can contribute in some way to make it work.

Zomo and Zomo Vivir have been part of this story for 7 years, turning Aunt Cristina’s dream into reality. This home gives children the opportunity to have a family. They have come from an unfortunate reality and some have tried drugs. Today they can enjoy true childhood and live moments that only a child has the right to. 

Las Tias Foundation

Representantes da zomo na comunidade
De longe já conseguimos perceber, uma casa colorida, as risadas das crianças por todos os lados. No portão, uma menina olha para a rua, nos vê e nos deixa entrar. Esta é a Fundação Las Tías, um lugar para crianças que não tiveram a oportunidade de ter um lar. A Fundação Las Tías dá assistência a crianças abandonadas que estiveram em situação de risco. Pudemos notar, desde o início, o número de meninas que estão no local:  são 31 meninas que sofreram algum tipo de abuso, principalmente por parte de familiares. Tia Cristina, responsável pela casa, nos conta e nos mostra como é construir um abrigo para estas crianças: eles estudam, realizam atividades na casa, aprendem desde cedo a conviver em grupo, cada um fazendo um pouco para que a casa seja como uma família. Percebemos a felicidade destas crianças com qualquer demonstração de afeto da nossa parte, que já é suficiente para conseguir um sorriso enorme. E que sorriso, não é verdade? Como é bom ver a felicidade de uma criança! 
O abrigo das Tías tem 41 crianças. A menina que nos esperava no portão é portadora de autismo, o que significa cuidado dobrado para tia Cristina, que conta também com a ajuda de outras 4 “tias”, como costumam chamá-las. Infelizmente o governo não ajuda o abrigo, portanto, as pessoas e as empresas que podem, contribuem de alguma forma para que o abrigo funcione.  Zomo e o projeto Zomo Vivir fazem parte desta história há 7 anos, transformando o sonho da tia Cristina em realidade. Este abrigo oferece às crianças a oportunidade de ter uma família, de abandonar uma realidade infeliz. Algumas crianças já tiveram contato com as drogas e hoje conseguem aproveitar a infância verdadeiramente, e viver momentos que somente uma criança tem direito de viver.

Las Tias Foundation

Representantes da zomo na comunidade
From afar we can notice a colorful house and children’s laughter everywhere. At the gate, a girl looks down the street, sees us and lets us in. This is Fundacion las Tias, or the Aunts Foundation, a home for children who have not had the opportunity to be part of one. This foundation works with abandoned children and children at social risk. From the 41 children they look after, 31 girls have experienced some kind of abuse, mainly from relatives.

Aunt Cristina, the head of the house, tells us what it is like to build a home for these children: they study, do activities around the house, are taught early on to live as a team, each doing a little bit to keep the house, as a family. We can see the happiness of these children, who show a rewarding smile at the slightest demonstration of affection. And what a smile, isn’t it? How good it is to see the happiness of a child. 
Crianças com um prato de comda comendo
The girl waiting for us at the gate is an autistic child who is specially taken care of by Aunt Cristina with the help of four other “aunts”, as they call themselves. Unfortunately, the government does not help them, so all people and companies that have the chance somehow contribute to the smooth running of their house. Zomo and Zomo Vivir have been part of this story for 7 years, turning Aunt Cristina’s dream into reality. This home gives children the opportunity to have a family. They have come from an unfortunate reality and some have tried drugs. Today they can enjoy true childhood and live moments that only a child has the right to. 

Hogar Revivir

HOGAR REVIVIR is also a home for abandoned children, but with one difference: these children have been diagnosed with the HIV virus. Aids carriers can live normal lives nowadays. What is not normal, unfortunately, is the prejudice it causes.

This shelter has 13 children who are assisted by a family: Elimar is the father, Nilda is the mother, and Camila is their daughter, who likes to say that they are a real family. When they go out to have a meal, everyone goes together, and the same happens when they travel. They argue, enjoy themselves, and have lunch together on Sundays. They are a family like every other family.

Camila told us their story: the kids have gone through many schools and they always try to remain anonymous, because misinformation leads to bullying. Liz, now 15, was the first child at Revivir, when she was 5. Today she is responsible for the difficult task of explaining the issue of relationships to these kids. Though they haven’t even given their first kiss, they wonder why they have to have this condition while other children don’t.

The work the family does gets even more important when they get university visitors to “teach” the children all about their condition. They show them that it is possible to have a normal life by taking the right medication (which is supplied by the government), in order to keep the viral load low and prevent the transmission of the virus.