Andre Freire :: Contributor

Born and raised in Brazil I consider myself a citizen of the world, having lived in Germany, United States, Spain and Scotland, where I currently live. I graduated with a degree in International Business with a specialization in Marketing from the San Diego University and currently work in the financial sector. In 2010 I had the opportunity to travel around the world in 4 months stopping in 13 countries. During the trip, I had the first contact with the fascinating project “People of Change” run by Fernando Sapelli. Now, as a contributor of the project and together with the entire POC team I hope to be able to raise awareness to social issues and to the work of the millions of NGOs around the world.

Member of People of Change since May 2012.

Andre Freire's entries:


Fighting for Hope

When people talk about Palestine, the first word that comes to my mind is ‘struggle’.  That small piece of land has seen its fair share of conflict and destruction throughout time because of the fight between Israelis and Palestinians. As a result of this conflict, several refugee camps were created to shelter the people that […]

Never Seconds

I heard the incredible story of 9-year-old Martha Payne the other day and it made me feel so proud of this little girl. Martha is a Scottish schoolgirl that became a sensation around the world because of the blog she created. Martha launched ‘Never Seconds’ with the aim of documenting her daily meals at her […]

Do What You Love & Help Along The Way

People living in underdeveloped countries die everyday from drinking contaminated water. To be more precise, every 15 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease. To many of us it is unimaginable not to be able to open the tap and not be able to drink clean water or even to have tap water! A […]


Sons of Paradise

Paraisópolis, which translates to “Paradise City”, might seem like a perfect place to live. Not exactly. Paraisópolis is the name of one of the largest favelas in São Paulo, where close to 100 thousand people live. The favela is located in a wealthy neighborhood, in a region where you can find some of the city’s […]