Our history

The history of the Mais Vida Institute

The history of the Mais Vida Institute began with its activities informally in 2007, with the desire of its creator, André Muniz, to help a less favored supply need in our society. With Christian principles, with a mind and heart moved by justice and the desire for the common good, colleagues with volunteers, began a beautiful path of actions that over 14 years has making dreams come true and transforming lives.

At the beginning, from 2007 to 2012, a total of 5 consecutive years, Andre Muniz, his wife Jane cler and her mother-in-law Margarida Avelino and other volunteers prepared 45 liters of soup, all Thursdays and we went out at night to the outskirts of the city of Maceió, more precisely in the Centro, Jaraguá, Poço, Vergel neighborhoods, bringing soup, bread, sheets and warm clothes, and other food, to give some comfort and relief to a homeless population, killing the hunger of many In need. Other support groups show up in the evenings helping to give continuity of action, so the group decided to stop and focus on the possibility of helping others city ​​points.

In 2013, visiting the Antares neighborhood, André Muniz, wife and the others who stayed, decided establish Headquarters in the place, as they saw that communities in need, and many that live in situations of social vulnerability, they needed not only palliative help, but actions and projects to give them the opportunity to improve their lives. Then, on October 16, 2013, the Institute Mais Vida was established as a CSO - Civil Society Organization, without economic purposes, Establishment of Headquarters at Av. Menino Marcelo, 5550 A, Antares district, Maceió - Alagoas. Currently collaborating with activities of associations for the defense of social rights, it has the following information:

  • As the main focus, carry out activities that impact the development of children. and adolescents living in situations of low income, vulnerability and social risk, with the aim of that these, assisted through social projects and workshops, involve sports, art, culture, education, music education, educational health, family support and career guidance, either knowledge multipliers and protagonists of changes in their realities.

  • Complement social work with families, prevention of social risks, family strengthening and community, promoting access to social assistance benefits and sector services;

  • Contribute to the insertion, reintegration and permanence of children and adolescents in the educational system;

  • Encourage the development of intergenerational activities, providing the exchange of experiences and experiences, strengthen respect, solidarity and family and community ties;

  • Promote and carry out studies, training of professionals in the field, advertising campaigns, debates, research, symposia, project design, conferences, courses, consultancies, workshops and dialogues on related topics for IMV purposes. For the purposes of the principles of legality, impersonality, morality, publicity, economy and efficiency and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender or religion;

  • The Mais Vida Institute can also execute or supervise inclusion programs in the labor market, activities artistic, cultural, sports, leisure, health and environment with a view to developing new sociabilities;

    To develop the quality Social Assistance service, IMV can act directly or through agreements, contracts, adjustments or agreements with national or international entities, in order to receive technical and / or financial advice.

    The Mais Vida Institute has as pillars that support the organization:



    Where there is trust, there is security! Our main focus and commitment is to be a bridge for children and adolescents. and families, to be multipliers of knowledge and protagonists of changes in their realities.


    Everyone who is part of the IMV has the same feeling, he thought. They are ideas, motivations and actions that are identified for the fulfillment of the mission and the fulfillment of the purpose.


    Opportunity for all those involved in giving and receiving knowledge, goods and moral, educational, cultural, intellectual values and materials.


    Communicating is sharing information. We contribute to society in general, the knowledge of the needs of those who often do not. they are neither seen nor heard. We are a voice to affirm, to those who live in situations of social vulnerability, the right to be part of a more just society.