Past Projects

With each project that Jiu Jitsu Tribe completes we learn, grow, and change lives.  Read below about the impact our past projects have had with the deserving youth and communities that we serve.

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Projeto Gaditas - Phase 2

As a continuation of our work with Eduardo Oliveira and Projeto Gaditas, Jiu Jitsu Tribe wanted to assist the project with operational costs.  Eduardo was behind on utility bills and had his services cut off more than once for him, his wife, and the 18 kids that live at the project full time.  Jiu Jitsu Tribe set a fundraising goal of $5,000 to help the project catch up on the past due bills and also fund the monthly costs for one year going forward.  We met the fundraising goal and have begun distributing payments.

Learn more about this project and fundraising initiative.

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Projeto Gaditas - Phase 1

Project Gaditas is an amazing social project in Porto Alegre, Brazil.  The project was started in 2009 and is run by Eduardo Oliveira and his wife.  Given the intense need in the community, Eduardo adopted 18 kids.  Yes, Gaditas became an orphanage.  The problem for Eduardo was having the proper facilities to support his expanding Tribe.  He had a dream for additional rooms to separate the boys and the girls, and big kids from small.  He also wanted to renovate the kitchen and bathrooms to support the kids properly.  Finally, the jiu jitsu training facility was inadequate from weather damage and insufficient resources.

This is where Jiu Jitsu Tribe, along with other Gaditas supporters, stepped in.  Jiu Jitsu Tribe was able to raise over $10,000 to help support a facility makeover for Eduardo and the kids.  Our funds helped to buy:

  • New training room with mats
  • New bedrooms to separate boys and girls, big and small kids
  • New kitchen for communal meals
  • New floors
  • Overall structural and plumbing improvements

Learn more about this amazing project and fundraising initiative