Projects

Vencer Autismo

100% Confirmed Amount = € 25.000,00
Reserved Amount = € 0,00
€ 25.000,00
100% Funded
12 mth

term

3%

a year

3 mth

grace period

monthly

instalment

C+

rating

social_economy

Social Economy

3. Good Health and Well-Being

SDG 3. Good Health and Well-Being

4. Quality Education

SDG 4. Quality Education

10. Reduced Inequalities

SDG 10. Reduced Inequalities

Expand the organisation's mission to eradicate stigma around autism in Brazil.

Impact

The promoter's impact

 Promoting the inclusion of people with autism through the comprehension and the reduction of negative stigma: to date, over 55.000 people have attended the events and lectures held by Vencer Autismo, in over 60 cities. In 2020 alone, in the middle of the pandemic, 22.839 people have attended the organization’s various events. Of those, 98% said that their participation has contributed to their comprehension of the disorder. At the same time, the association raises people’s awareness, through communication on its social media, press, radio, and television. The association has over 230,000 likes just on its Facebook's page.  

 Promoting the improvement of the quality of life of children who have autism and their carers: over 3,000 parents and professionals who have an impact on the lives of over 400 children and young people with autism have already received training. Questioned 6 months after the workshops, 80% of the participants acknowledge that the children they help have responded well to the training.  

The expansion to Brazil

In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that autism affected 1 in 160 children in the world. Although there were no specific data on Brazil, taking into account studies made by the WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that, in Brazil, there are around 2 million people with autism spectrum disorders.

Vencer Autismo aims at reaching at least 25% of the population in each country in which it is active (in Brazil, that's 42 million people), both at their training and promotion of inclusion events and through their social networks, spreading knowledge on autism and influencing the reduction of stigma.

Project Information

Vencer Autismo is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to eradicate the stigma associated with autism. It was founded in 2010 by Joe Santos and Susana Silva, the parents of Caui, an incredible young woman who has autism and has inspired them forever.  

Vencer Autismo empowers the community in general in understanding and accepting the characteristics of autism, through a base model which includes workshop, masterclasses and mentoring, which promote the sharing of specific techniques and strategies for those who contact directly and indirectly with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The company thus contributes to maximizing the development potential of each child.  

The project was launched in 2017 in the 17 municipalities of the metropolitan area of Porto, with the aim of holding at least one lecture, of organizing a two-day workshop, and mentoring for a period of three years to all its inhabitants. With over 55.000 people impacted in Portugal, Vencer Autismo is now planning to expand to Brazil.  

The funds raised through this campaign will be used to promote and reproduce the NGO’s model in Brazil, as well as to update the training contents to the local reality. If the model is proven to be sustainable in Brazil, Vencer Autismo will replicate it in other countries, extending its impact to more geographies.  

Financial Viability

Having conducted market research in Brazil, the promoter decided to charge 30 reais for each lecture, which, given the size of the market, will enable the investment to be recovered quickly. This is GoParity’s first project in which the capital is invested in the form of a loan with subsidized interest, which is justified by the organization’s non-profit nature and its social impact component.  

100% Funded
12 mth

term

3%

a year

3 mth

grace period

monthly

instalment

C+

rating

social_economy

Social Economy

3. Good Health and Well-Being

SDG 3. Good Health and Well-Being

4. Quality Education

SDG 4. Quality Education

10. Reduced Inequalities

SDG 10. Reduced Inequalities

Expand the organisation's mission to eradicate stigma around autism in Brazil.

100% Confirmed Amount = € 25.000,00
Reserved Amount = € 0,00
€ 25.000,00

Impact

The promoter's impact

 Promoting the inclusion of people with autism through the comprehension and the reduction of negative stigma: to date, over 55.000 people have attended the events and lectures held by Vencer Autismo, in over 60 cities. In 2020 alone, in the middle of the pandemic, 22.839 people have attended the organization’s various events. Of those, 98% said that their participation has contributed to their comprehension of the disorder. At the same time, the association raises people’s awareness, through communication on its social media, press, radio, and television. The association has over 230,000 likes just on its Facebook's page.  

 Promoting the improvement of the quality of life of children who have autism and their carers: over 3,000 parents and professionals who have an impact on the lives of over 400 children and young people with autism have already received training. Questioned 6 months after the workshops, 80% of the participants acknowledge that the children they help have responded well to the training.  

The expansion to Brazil

In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that autism affected 1 in 160 children in the world. Although there were no specific data on Brazil, taking into account studies made by the WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that, in Brazil, there are around 2 million people with autism spectrum disorders.

Vencer Autismo aims at reaching at least 25% of the population in each country in which it is active (in Brazil, that's 42 million people), both at their training and promotion of inclusion events and through their social networks, spreading knowledge on autism and influencing the reduction of stigma.

Project Information

Vencer Autismo is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to eradicate the stigma associated with autism. It was founded in 2010 by Joe Santos and Susana Silva, the parents of Caui, an incredible young woman who has autism and has inspired them forever.  

Vencer Autismo empowers the community in general in understanding and accepting the characteristics of autism, through a base model which includes workshop, masterclasses and mentoring, which promote the sharing of specific techniques and strategies for those who contact directly and indirectly with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The company thus contributes to maximizing the development potential of each child.  

The project was launched in 2017 in the 17 municipalities of the metropolitan area of Porto, with the aim of holding at least one lecture, of organizing a two-day workshop, and mentoring for a period of three years to all its inhabitants. With over 55.000 people impacted in Portugal, Vencer Autismo is now planning to expand to Brazil.  

The funds raised through this campaign will be used to promote and reproduce the NGO’s model in Brazil, as well as to update the training contents to the local reality. If the model is proven to be sustainable in Brazil, Vencer Autismo will replicate it in other countries, extending its impact to more geographies.  

Financial Viability

Having conducted market research in Brazil, the promoter decided to charge 30 reais for each lecture, which, given the size of the market, will enable the investment to be recovered quickly. This is GoParity’s first project in which the capital is invested in the form of a loan with subsidized interest, which is justified by the organization’s non-profit nature and its social impact component.  

Vencer Autismo - Associação Portuguesa para Vencer o Autismo

Non-profit organization that raises awareness and promotes techniques to help people that deal with autism on a daily basis.

Active since
2010
Fiscal Country
Portugal
Operating in
Portugal and Brasil
Industry
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
GoParity Loans
1
About Vencer Autismo - Associação Portuguesa para Vencer o Autismo

Vencer Autismo is a non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is “to reduce the negative stigma around autism until it is understood and accepted by all”.

The NGO was founded in 2010, from Susana Silva and Joe Santos’ dream, that one day, everyone would understand autism for what it really is, without categories, labels, or judgment.

Susana has a bachelor's in Marketing Management and a career in large national companies, where she has acquired wide vast knowledge in management. Married, mother of three (the eldest suffers from ASD), she is the President of Vencer Autismo. Joe is a social entrepreneur who is influenced by four different cultures. After having dedicated 25 years to business and tech, he is now exclusively devoted to projects which have a positive impact on humanity. He founded Vencer Autismo with his wife Susana.

Partners

Vencer Autismo received funds from Google Ad Grants. The Google Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google's philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts.

The Business Model

Although a non-profit organization, Vencer Autismo is financially sustainable. Even if its lectures, masterclasses, and workshops are free or charge merely a symbolic price, the NGO reaches thousands of people, which allows it to raise enough funds to ensure the sustainability of those actions and invest the remainder to reach new participants. The Facebook birthday fundraisers launched by friends of Vencer Autismo have managed to raise over  100.000€ which were dedicated to bringing free knowledge to all. The donations made by individuals, companies, social investors, and European funds have allowed the creation, testing, and establishment of social impact models which the organizations aim to introduce in new countries and languages. With a history of interventions available to all, which have counted over 55.000 participants (parents, family members, teachers, operational assistants, therapists, psychologists, nurses, firefighters, …) and an extremely positive 95% satisfaction rate, the billing is sufficient to pay for the costs of the organization, which had a surplus over the last six months to reinvest in new impact actions.

Track Record

With a growing impact, financially stable, and focused on expanding and innovating, Vencer Autismo was one of the 10 european social inovation projects invited to present their activity, at the European Comission’s “Opening Up to an Era of Social Innovation” event.

In April 2015, Joe Santos took part in the TEDxPorto event, with the talk “Love Autism Life”.

In September 2015, Sara Antunes took part in the TEDxSanto Tirso event, with the talk “Sentir em Maiúsculas".  

In November 2019, Caui Ferreira took part in the TEDxXardíndoPosío, with the talk “I have autism, I’m different... I’m unique”. 

The social networks of Vencer Autismo are among the largest pages of the sector in Portugal and Brazil, with over 250,000 fans who interact with the organization’s initiatives.  

After being ‘forced’ to transition its services to a fully digital environment, the number of participants in its activities increased by 77%, its sales by 117%, and in October of the same year, they became financially sustainable in Portugal.  

In 2021, the funds raised in the first campaign with GoParity will help the NGO start its expansion to Brazil.  

Promoter Rating: C+

Vencer Autismo - Associação Portuguesa para Vencer o Autismo

Non-profit organization that raises awareness and promotes techniques to help people that deal with autism on a daily basis.

Active since
2010
Fiscal Country
Portugal
Operating in
Portugal and Brasil
Industry
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
GoParity Loans
1
About Vencer Autismo - Associação Portuguesa para Vencer o Autismo

Vencer Autismo is a non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is “to reduce the negative stigma around autism until it is understood and accepted by all”.

The NGO was founded in 2010, from Susana Silva and Joe Santos’ dream, that one day, everyone would understand autism for what it really is, without categories, labels, or judgment.

Susana has a bachelor's in Marketing Management and a career in large national companies, where she has acquired wide vast knowledge in management. Married, mother of three (the eldest suffers from ASD), she is the President of Vencer Autismo. Joe is a social entrepreneur who is influenced by four different cultures. After having dedicated 25 years to business and tech, he is now exclusively devoted to projects which have a positive impact on humanity. He founded Vencer Autismo with his wife Susana.

Partners

Vencer Autismo received funds from Google Ad Grants. The Google Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google's philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts.

The Business Model

Although a non-profit organization, Vencer Autismo is financially sustainable. Even if its lectures, masterclasses, and workshops are free or charge merely a symbolic price, the NGO reaches thousands of people, which allows it to raise enough funds to ensure the sustainability of those actions and invest the remainder to reach new participants. The Facebook birthday fundraisers launched by friends of Vencer Autismo have managed to raise over  100.000€ which were dedicated to bringing free knowledge to all. The donations made by individuals, companies, social investors, and European funds have allowed the creation, testing, and establishment of social impact models which the organizations aim to introduce in new countries and languages. With a history of interventions available to all, which have counted over 55.000 participants (parents, family members, teachers, operational assistants, therapists, psychologists, nurses, firefighters, …) and an extremely positive 95% satisfaction rate, the billing is sufficient to pay for the costs of the organization, which had a surplus over the last six months to reinvest in new impact actions.

Track Record

With a growing impact, financially stable, and focused on expanding and innovating, Vencer Autismo was one of the 10 european social inovation projects invited to present their activity, at the European Comission’s “Opening Up to an Era of Social Innovation” event.

In April 2015, Joe Santos took part in the TEDxPorto event, with the talk “Love Autism Life”.

In September 2015, Sara Antunes took part in the TEDxSanto Tirso event, with the talk “Sentir em Maiúsculas".  

In November 2019, Caui Ferreira took part in the TEDxXardíndoPosío, with the talk “I have autism, I’m different... I’m unique”. 

The social networks of Vencer Autismo are among the largest pages of the sector in Portugal and Brazil, with over 250,000 fans who interact with the organization’s initiatives.  

After being ‘forced’ to transition its services to a fully digital environment, the number of participants in its activities increased by 77%, its sales by 117%, and in October of the same year, they became financially sustainable in Portugal.  

In 2021, the funds raised in the first campaign with GoParity will help the NGO start its expansion to Brazil.  

Promoter Rating: C+

Payments Status: On time

2021-03-22

100% funded

222 investors successfully raised 25.000€

2021-03-17

Open for investment

This campaign is open for investment

Payments Status: On time

2021-03-22

100% funded

222 investors successfully raised 25.000€

2021-03-17

Open for investment

This campaign is open for investment