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AMI Aventura Solidária – Traveling against Indifference

AMI presented the Aventura Solidária (Solidarity Adventure) to us and, as we understand it to be an interesting and differentiating project, we decided to write a little about it in order to disseminate it and also to indirectly contribute to improving the living conditions of distant communities with great needs.

AMI is a Portuguese, private, independent, non-political, non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) that aims to fight poverty, social exclusion, underdevelopment, hunger and the aftermath of war, anywhere in the world.

What is the Aventura Solidária

The Aventura Solidária (Solidarity Adventure) is a journey that belongs to AMI’s humanitarian missions. This adventure allows participants to co-finance and participate in a concrete development project (Brazil, Guinea Bissau or Senegal) thus contributing to the improvement of the living conditions of distant communities, in addition to carrying out leisure activities suggested and organized by local populations.

There are no travel agencies, promotional packages, paradisiacal beaches or luxury hotels on this trip. However, there is genuineness, a humanitarian spirit, teamwork, good mood, and the most important thing is that in the end, we can contribute to making a difference in the place we visited.

Prémio Cinco Estrelas 2018

The Solidarity Adventure had its first mission in Senegal in 2007 and for more than a decade the solidary adventurers have contributed to its success.

Your role in the Aventura Solidária

  • Co-finance the project and your trip;
  • Contribute to the improvement of health and education conditions in a community;
  • Become an adventurer in solidarity with AMI’s development work;
  • Boost the local economy;
  • Contact the community supported by the project;
  • To know ways of living and thinking different from yours.

Will it be the Aventura Solidária for you?

If you like to travel, to be in contact with cultures different from yours, in remote places, then Solidarity Adventure is for you.

If you have a sincere desire to want to help others, to see AMI in action on the ground and see how donations are used, then Solidarity Adventure is for you.

If you are an individual traveler willing to have a unique and enriching experience, a company that intends, for example, to do a team-building activity or a group of friends willing to help, then Solidarity Adventure is for you.

Conditions of Participation in the Aventura Solidária

  • Minimum age 18 years and without age limit;
  • Minors, from the age of 16, can participate accompanied by a duly authorized parent or adult;
  • These projects are not able to receive people with chronic, musculoskeletal, and rheumatic diseases or mental illness.

How to join the Aventura Solidária?

To participate (usually groups of 14 people), all you need to do is finance (indicative price per person) and sign up for the starting list.

You can find more information about the solidarity adventure and how to sign up on the AMI page.

Destinations, Prices, and Dates of the 2020 Aventura Solidária

Senegal – In the country of baobab

Since 2007
Réfane, Diourbel Region
March 6th to 14th, 2020
1995€ (1695€ + 300€ project financing)

Guiné-Bissau – Archipelago paradise

Since 2009
Bolama Island, Bijagós Archipelago
April 2nd to 12th, 2020
November 26th to December 6th, 2020
2195€ (1895€ + 300€ project financing)

Brasil – In the Sertão do Cariri

Since 2009
Village of Milagres, Ceará
June 19th to 28th, 2020
1950€ (1650€ + 300€ project financing)

The minimum donation amount for the project to be supported is € 300 (already included in the trip price), but you can make a higher donation to finance the project. Of that amount, a donation receipt is issued that you can still deduct from your taxes.

All trips are subject to confirmation up to 1 month before the departure date, depending on the number of participants may be canceled or postponed.

What is included in the Aventura Solidária

  • Air tickets (round trip) from Lisbon;
  • Transport and Transfers;
  • Full Board;
  • Accommodation;
  • Personal accident and travel assistance insurance;
  • Cultural and recreational activities;
  • Gratuities to local drivers and guides;
  • Specialized monitoring in AMI mission;
  • Donation to support the project.

By participating in an AMI Aventura Solidária (Solidarity Adventure), in addition to doing something you enjoy – traveling – you have the possibility to help local communities and see AMI in action, thus improving people’s living conditions.