favelatour.org and FAVELA ADVENTURES strives to empower the people of Rocinha by giving them the opportunity to run, organize and make the tours themselves. These residents who have created this company all reside in the favela and the income made from these tours is put directly back into the community. In the future the hope is to use a percentage of the funds earned to build a community center for the arts and leisure programs that exist in the favela. This in turn enables the guides in Rocinha to think and act as changemakers.
favelatour.org and FAVELA ADVENTURES envisions a world where favela residents have the opportunity to show their world and experience to those who come for a visit. With these exchanges this will help to break down barriers of discrimination and prejudice which is common against these communities in Brazil.