Aline Carvalho

From: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hi! My name is Aline and I live in Rio de Janeiro, the city I was born in.

I’m a Production Engineer. And I work as “Organizational Development and IT General Manager” at one of the leading private shipping companies in Brazil.

I always say that I have a philosopher’s mind: I think too much about too many things! And I like it. Psychology and philosophy are my main reading interests.

I’m known as a person that trains (swimming, cycling, running) a lot. My friends call me “Bruta”, what means “brave” in Portuguese. Training gives me the time to organize my ideas and think about life and myself. It’s also my tool to (1) work on being a better person, (2) get in touch with amazing people that only sports can connect and (3) connect with people and nature in the deepest and magical way, full of endorphins.

I’ve been feeling for some time that something is missing in my life. I feel the need to heop people. Not only giving them financial support, but also helping them to believe that they can do it, by themselves.

I got in touch with Unogwaja because I believe this is the answer to my need to help others in a sustainable way.

For me, connecting with amazing souls, sports and helping people is living a dream; this is what Unogwaja means to me.

Unogwaja is the best way to address the aim for helping people, bringing out the best in others.

Although I know it’s impossible not to create expectations, I always do my best in order not to create any high expectations.

The way I deal with things that don’t meet my expectations is being open for what comes. And then I work on keep on moving forward. I always try not to look back. And I always find a way to learn from what comes.

On my journey to Unogwaja 2016, I expected that all my friends would join this as if it were theirs too. But some of them didn’t care that much. But I met some amazing people along the way. I believe that if you keep on moving, you’ll always reach your goals.


Aline is also a proud member of the Red Love Train.

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