My name is Helena Falcão!

I'm Portuguese and am 51 years old ... I was born in Angola and carry with me the sun and the earth's heat from where I was born! I am a plastic artist and paint my days with the colours I want! I need to smile every day ... It's the only way that like makes sense to me.!

I believe in having dreams! I have always volunteered and always helped the needy and poor people ... but it's easy when every day I was returning to the comfort of my home. I learned that life begins where our comfort zone ends.

I looked for volunteering in Africa and met CICD over the internet ... and I believed again in my dream! I know I will not change the world ... but I know that together we will be able to make a difference! These are some of the little things that make me happy - The sun, the sea, painting, smile, hugs , etc ...and life! ... I learned that anything that can make me happy is worth including in my life.

Life is just that: change and constant learning! I want to learn from other people! I want to love and embrace the whole world..."I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.."  - Nelson Mandela