Speak Your Heart Help Women Refugee

£50 of £25k goal

Raised by 3 people in 4 months

Speak Your Heart EU Campaign, is a social photography project, that wants to create awareness to the refugees leaving Syria towards Europe. Focusing on women, and how they have the desires, expectations and dreams, just as any other European women have.

Rita and Joao, he is a photographer and she owns a small makeup business, want to travel Europe for a year, in a van, with the simplest way of living, doing a panoramic photo of women doing what they most feel empowered. Ask them to speak their hearts without a script. Then, they will go and meet refugee women and do the same type of photo. So we can see the differences and most importantly the similarities between all women. This is to show a different side of the war, and will make people come closer so we can create a better World.

After the conclusion of capturing the photos, and stories of women in Europe, we will give the material to charities that can use them to create more awareness about this atrocity. We will also do two exhibits, to showcase the photos, and the profits from these exhibits will go to the refugee camps.

Finally we will do a book, telling the refugee stories, where we will talk in more detail about our campaign and the months we spent travelling and helping to end this menace. A big part of the profits will go to charities that help the Syrian refugees. 

“For this we need your support and donation. Like this page and share the content with your family and friends. Your help and support is important for us. So please, join the ride and follow us for a year.’ Rita Silva

The Speak Your Heart Campaign is looking for support, to travel and do this project for a year, and the funds will be needed in 40 days from the start of this campaign, for the following:

Video Equipment

Audio Equipment

Van Expenses (Purchase, Gas, Insurance, Repairs)



Photography Printing

Make your donation at:

Or, contact speakyourhearteu@gmail.com for other enquiries, in case you want to hire the team for photography and social media jobs, in exchange for a donation for the campaign.

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Your support is one of the most important things about this project. The fact that we can have you on board, and watching the lives of extraordinary human beings for a year, is a blessing. Without you this campaign cannot advance. Without your compassion and kindness this world will be a bit darker. So join us, donating, following our social media, and sharing with your friends and family.

Here are some tokens of appreciation for each donation:

1. £10 - AvanHeart Product
2. £25 - Exclusive Photo of the Project
3. £40 - 2 Photos and 2 stories of the people participating the project
4. £60 - 6 products AvanHeart 
5. £75 - 2 Invitations for the Final Exhibit 
6. £90 - 1 Book of the Project
7. £140 - 4 invitations for the Final Exhibit
8. £220 - A photoshoot done with you as a model, telling your story

Thank you so much for everything your are doing! You are making a difference! You are opening your heart, and we hope to make you proud!

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Update 3
Posted by Rita Silva
1 month ago
Another update with Rita Ventura, she loves to sing, that is what makes her feel empowered...

Thank you!

Much Love,

Speak Your Heart Team
Rita and Singing...
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Update 2
Posted by Rita Silva
1 month ago
Hi Supporters!

We have been busy doing the photoshoots with European women, and what makes them feel empowered, before starting our shoots with refugee women!
Thank you so much for everything that you have done for us and for all you motivation and kindness!

Much Love,

Speak Your Heart Team
Sara and Nature...
Beatriz and Multitasking...
Carla and Makeup...
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Update 1
Posted by Rita Silva
3 months ago
For the last 4 years, I lived and worked in London, a safe EU country.
It's in the UK that I learn about the atrocities being committed to refugees from Syria.

My time to do something about this has come, and through photography I want to give a voice to these women and photograph what empowers them, compared to European Women.

Check out the video explaining why I'm doing this project.

Thank you,
Why I'm doing this... Joao!
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£50 of £25k goal

Raised by 3 people in 4 months
Created December 19, 2016
6 days ago
Rita Ventura
2 months ago
June Lee
4 months ago

What an amazing project. Sorry this is all I can give right now -- along with it, I'm sending all my love and best wishes to you through your journey :)

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