Alveno Soares is providing for his community via crowdfunding
2016 Mandela Washington Fellow Alveno Soares has created a local fundraising initiative to support Cabo Verde’s #LavaBôMon (Wash Your Hands) campaign. In order to raise awareness about COVID-19 prevention measures in his community, Soares formed partnerships with several national and international organizations to share preventative health practices and crowdfund to get needed supplies. He has helped more than 300 at-risk families on the islands of Santo Antão and São Vicente with food and items, such as soap. Learn more about Alveno’s work supporting his community in this blog post from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.