After years working with theTwo Brothers Foundation in its mission to promote education, 

community service and international exchange in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, in 2016 Conviva


Brazil co-founders started up our organisation in Belém do Pará. This city, known as the "Gateway to


the Amazon," is the home city of one co-founder. Through family, friends ​and professional contacts


there, we were exposed to a vast network of people and organizations working for the well-being


of the Amazon Basin and its peoples (see our Partners). Besides the region's ecological needs,


we observed that low-income peoples in Amazonia generally receive ​much less in the way of


resources than do those in more affluent parts of Brazil. Unlike in many of Rio's favelas, for


example, there are precious few organizations working ​for social ​inclusion, governmental or


otherwise. Indeed, because these two dimensions are interconnected, poverty and climate change,


long-term solutions must seek to address them together.

     Conviva Brazil is a meeting place for those around the world who consider themselves friends 

of the Amazon, forest and folk, and for local peoples of the Amazon Basin working to defend it.


Making use of our extensive networks in the region, especially in the regional capital city of


Belém do Pará, Brazil, we connect with local partners and their projects. Bypassing the expense of


running our own operations, we seek out a view of what's happening on the ground, at the local


and regional level, to support programs, people, groups and institutions taking a lead in making a 


difference–like Instituto Peabiru, Zambo Capoeira ​and the Museu Paraense Emílio ​Goeldi.   

     

     As the result of such encounters, the idea of bringing people from around the world together


with local residents of the Amazon was born. We seek to be more than just an environmental 


protection group but a community of real people, compassionately committed to one another,


whether in sharing financial resources, our time, information or in face to visits in Brazil, across


Amazonia ​and ​elsewhere. We believe that only in "living well together" (the root meaning of the


imperative conviva in Portuguese) do any of us truly live. That what it'll take for us to stand a


chance at ​stewarding our ​precious world together–in coexistence. ​Please Join Us!  

     Most of us know the Amazon Forest is a crucial natural resource unparalleled for the amazing


diversity of plants, animals and human beings living there, its impact in reducing carbon-dioxide at


the global level and its promise for future pharmaceutical breakthroughs–which may one day even


hold the cure for cancer. As it quickly disappears, most of us also want to help. But what to do? How


can everyday folks stay informed about the challenges of the day or know about ​innovative efforts 


to ​defend the Amazon Forest and its peoples?  


     

Conviva = Coexist

Conviva Brazil

Friends of the Amazon, Forest  and Folk

About

Friends of the Amazon,


Forest and Folk.

We're an international

 

group of friends

 

who support local

 

Amazonian organizations 

 

defending the

 

rainforest and its peoples. 

 

 

We've formed Partnerships 

 

with some ​of Amazonia's

 

most impacting and trustworthy

 

groups and institutions. 

 

To support them


please Join Us!