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Alyssa Portera

Alyssa Portera

Cisco Brazil Habitat for Humanity Trip



  • £1,000 Target
  • £1,254 Raised
  • 6 Donors
  • My Story


In October of 2019 I will be traveling to Caruaru, Brazil to help build Water Cisterns for an impoverished community without access to clean water.

The Semi-Arid region of Pernambuco has been experiencing a drought, which has caused a lot of problems for the local communities. Families live in extreme poverty and there are more than 5.5 million people without access to clean water. The lack of water forces them to walk long distances, multiple times per week, to be able to supply water to the homes. Unfortunately, a lot of the time the responsbility of getting the clean water falls onto the women and children, affecting income for families and the children's access to education. In addition, a lot of times the water they are collecting can be unclean and inadequate for human consumption. 

As a part of Ciscos Early in Career Network, I will be doing this trip with people from over 15 countries around the world! I am extremely fortunate to work for a company who allows us time to "give back" to our local and global communities, and I believe that all citizens of the world should have access to clean water. This will be an extremely impactful project for these communities & I am extremely humbled to be able to attend this build. 

I truly appreciate any amount that you are able to give--and if you are a Cisco Employee your donation is eligible for a match campaign and I can forward you the instructions on how to submit for the match. We have been asked to raise 760 Pounds, but I would like to surpass that if possible!


Alyssa is fundraising towards

CISCO Brazil Build 2019

In 2019 a team of volunteers from CISCO will volunteer in Caruaru, Brazil 2019 to build water tanks for families living in poverty with no access to clean water. Many people living in the region of Caruaru work mainly in agriculture which provides families with wage that is far less ...

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  • £38K Target
  • £31.9K Raised
  • 175 Donors
  • 46 Fundraisers