Favela Inc


AKP Project Since 2019



AKP supports local entrepreneurs and organizations within the favela community


A&K Philanthropy supports the local NGO, Favela Inc, and the work they do as an incubator inside the favela — understanding and helping a variety of projects from the favela achieve success. We believe that supporting others who are working to support social entrepreneurs is the most effective way to positively impact people’s lives — and that’s what A&K Philanthropy is doing in Rio.

Favela Inc incubates and accelerates a favela-based ecosystem by empowering and educating local entrepreneurs and organizations into the game changers of tomorrow. Favela Inc helps support five projects that all benefit the local community:

  • Batucavidi: A percussion project for children and adolescents that brings together a passion for music with the motivation to impact lives in a positive way.
  • Vidigal Capoeira: A non-profit organization that teaches children and adolescents the importance of discipline and teamwork through capoeira, music and other aspects of Afro-brazilian culture.
  • Sitiê Eco Park: A community developed ecological park, environmental education center and garden collaboratively created through the removal of nearly 5 tons of trash.
  • Vidigal Beer: An authentic artisanal brewery, combining traditional manufacturing techniques with the creativity and unique taste of the favela.
  • Tours in Vidigal: A locally owned favela-based tourism company that seeks to breakdown negative stereotypes through authentic, adventurous cultural experiences that highlight the beauty and diversity of the community.
Vidigal tour with Favela Experience, Passaporte Verde and Rio Olympics 2016

Visit this Project

During a visit to the Favela Inc Vidigal program, guests will hear inspiring life stories and meet people that are making a difference in the community where they live. Real people talking about real life and how they could do so much to change a hard reality with just a few resources. A&K can include a visit to s favela project on a Tailor Made Journey to Brazil. Contact our offices in Australia, the UK or the USA for assistance in creating an itinerary just for you.