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August 11 - August 24 - Los Angeles to Nova Lima, Brazil and Ribierao Preto, Brazil

Journey Ambassador Coordinator:  Sharon Lavenberg 

Fourteen Ambassadors traveled to Brazil.  FFLA ambassadors were joined by members of FF Guadeloupe.

This was a two-week journey with home hosting by members of the Friendship Force clubs of Nova Lima, Brazil and Ribierao Preto, Brazil.

This journey was memorable and life changing for all!

This journey started with a visit to the Nova Lima, Brazil -- August 11 to 17.  We traveled together from Nova Lima to Ribierao Preto for the 2nd week of home hosting, August 18 - 24.

     Nova Lima is a municipality of about 87,000 people. Mining is one of the main economical activities, including the extraction of iron ore and gold.  Nova Lima is also home to Mata do Jambreiro Private Natural Heritage Reserve and Serra do Rola - Moca State Park.

     Ribierao Preto originated as an agricultural region (coffee) but is now a technological center and important cultural center.  The area hosts several preservation areas.

Please enjoy us on our journey by viewing pictures of our adventures!

Upcoming journeys -- still in the works and to be announced 

Contact:  Sumi Arnheim, FFLA Leadership Team Chair,

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