Amiga - Mission
Our mission is defined in our statutes, published at the portal of
Portuguese Ministry of Justice: http://publicacoes.mj.pt (search for
Ajuda Amiga), on the 17th of July of 2008, in article 4:
Promoting the economic and social development of needy populations.
For the pursuit of its objectives, the Association will provide
humanitarian projects of social support to needy populations;
Development of projects, especially in the areas of agriculture,
services, education, culture and handicraft industry."
activities are described in the website of Ajuda Amiga.
Amiga - Organizational Information
Organization Name Ajuda
Address Rua do Alecrim, Nº
8, 1º Dtº
Postal ZIP Code/City 2770-007
Paço de Arcos
Head-Office Addres Rua
Mário Lobo, Nº
2, 2º Dtº
Postal ZIP Code/City 2770-007
Telephone +351 937149143
Tax Number (NIF) 508617910
Bank Account (IBAN) PT50
0036 0133 99100025138 26
BIC or SWIFT
Non-profit, non-religious, non-political, and NGOD -
Non-governmental Organization for Development
Lisbon 18-04-2008 -
Meeting - A group of veterans of the Guinea-Bissau war,
decide create Ajuda Amiga
of Type Organization
We are a NGOD, registered at the IPAD -
Instituto Português de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento. This institute
belongs to the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. All the
Portuguese NGODs can be consulted at
Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, official
Our statutes were published at the
portal of Portuguese Ministry of Justice: http://publicacoes.mj.pt
(search for Ajuda Amiga), on the 17th of July, 2008.
The quotas of the members of Ajuda
Amiga, the donations and the subsidies are what supports our
Our strategy is an
integrated approach to the problems, with the focus in the human
Our ambition is not to
be great or to have visibility, but to do things the right way to
get the best results. That means respect for each culture, fulfil the
requests of the law, and collaboration and partnership with other
Ajuda Amiga - Communities
Ajuda Amiga does not limit its actions to specific geographical
areas, but we perform our activities in countries where we have a
better knowledge of the situation in the area, and
these countries are Portugal and Guinea-Bissau (old Portuguese
major focus of our activities are in Guinea-Bissau, because it is one
of poorest countries in the world. We have a very good knowledge about
this country, an important condition for the success of the projects.
Guinea-Bissau our main activities are in the Sectors of Bissorã and
Farim, both are in Óio Region. This is one of the poorest regions in the country.
We have also groups of volunteers in this sectors.
collaboration with our partners we also have activities in Bissau
and in the Region of Cacheu.
Ajuda Amiga - Contact Information
Name J. Carlos M.
Ajuda Amiga - Board of Directors
Carlos Martins Fortunato
Senior Manager, worked in major
international consulting companies like
PricewaterhouseCoopers. First degree in business management,
expert in information systems architecture, methodologies and
quality systems. Veteran of the Guinea-Bissau war. Global
knowledge about the ethnic culture (balanta, mandinga, fula,
papel, bijagó, felupe) of Guinea-Bissau. Responsible for the coordination of
projects in the Sector of Bissorã (zone balanta). Current
professional status: retired.
President for Management
Óscar Tavares Ortet
Bank employee, accountant service.
Veteran of the Guinea-Bissau war. Born in Guinea-Bissau.
Deep knowledge about the most popular language of
Guinea-Bissau, the creoulo.
Current professional status: retired.
Vice President for Logistics
- Carlos Silva
Lawyer, worked in the Ministry of Public
Works and in the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of
Portugal. Veteran of the Guinea-Bissau war. Global knowledge
of the geography of Guinea-Bissau. Responsible for the coordination of
projects in the Sector of Farim (zone mandinga and fula).
Current professional status: retired