I'm originally from Brazil and I moved to the United States to study Software Engineering in 2001. After seven years in the US, I moved to Canada to start my own business. I was very involved in the Montreal Startup Community, founding and running the Montreal NewTech Meetups for four years.
I have created a several social media marketing tools (allowing businesses to create surveys, events, coupons, contests.) These tools gave me the flexibility to live and work from anywhere. Between 2012 and 2015, I had been travelling and living in different countries in Europe (Germany, Greece, Russia, Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia, Italy.)
In December 2015, I decided to moved to Izmir for one year to try to help Syrian families living in Turkey.
At the end of our first year, we've helped over 500 families with some emergency need, empowered 40+ families through knitting or bracelet programs, started 2 Kindergarten for 120+ children, and created a community that supports each other: Our ReVi Family.