We have different professional profiles, including social fields such as social workers, political scientists and economists and scientific fields especially medicine and agriculture. We want the human capital to be our main resource. We hope to create a network of volunteers willing to collaborate genuinely in management, administration, communication and funding duties and in more technical profiles.
Humming bird's tale
As Guarani say…
There was a fire in the rainforest that day. All the animals where scampering away when, in the middle of the chaos, a little hummingbird flew in a direction opposite to the other animals. They all watched the hummingbird astonished; thinking what the hell was he doing flying towards the fire. Finally, the monkey asked him:
- Where are you going? Are you crazy? We have to run away from the fire.
-There’s a lake in the middle of the forest. I collect a little of water with my bill and throw it on the fire – answered the little bird.
Cynical and laughing at him, the monkey answered:
- Do you think it’s worth it? You won’t extinguish it.
And the hummingbird, brave and fully right answered:
-At least, I do my bit.
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