Lifes Stories

Language, culture, gastronomy, passions and customs. Everything is different in this new life.Discover the different life stories of migrants.

From here, to there, from there, to here… 

Jean Baptiste

Jean Baptiste is a social articulator within Viva Rio's project "Haiti Aqui" where he provides assistance and guidance to the Haitian community in Brazil.

Blaisdine Pierre, a Belove

Blaisdine Pierres, known as Belove, has been living in Brazil for three years. She is Haitian, born in Port-au-Prince.


Jocelyn is one of the representatives of the Haitian committee of the church frequented by Haitians in Curicica, in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, where worship is done in Creole.

Clarck Cave

The project Haiti Aqui, in partnership with Depòte, tells the story of the Haitian, Clark Cave, on his arrival in Brazil.

Paolo Parisi

The project Haiti Aqui, in partnership with Depòte, interviewed the priest of the Missão Paz in São Paulo, who tells us about his work with the Haitians.

Surprise 69

The project Haiti Aqui, in partnership with Depòte, tells the story of the rap band Surprise 69, born between 3 young Haitians in São Paulo.

Robert Montinard

Robert Montinard, articulator of the project Haiti Aqui, describes the reality of the Haitians in Brazil, between São Paulo and Rio. A video made in partnership with Depòte.

Woody Pascal Jean Louis: “I Alredy feel at home”

Woody was participating in a worship service in an evangelical church when the earthquake struck Port-au-Prince. “I had seen catastrophes like that on TV and my first reaction was to run out of there, with my brother coming behind,” he remembers.

Learning by curiosity

Before he left, Handy was studying in his third term at the University of Business Administration. He lived with his mother, Marie Anne, a teacher, and with his 35-year-old sister Ludgie.

Marina, the breathtaking haitian

The day fashion producers discover the Haitian Marina Mathieu, she will certainly have to change her idea about pursuing her desire to graduate in Communication in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
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