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Barbara Olivi

Barbara is the founder of Il Sorriso, and inspires all of us. She has been living in Rocinha for over 18 years and is the organization’s reference point.

President and founder

Julio De Rezende

Co-founder and Barbara’s husband, favela expert like no other, Julio is one of the pillars of our non-profit organization.

Logistic and donations manager

Filippo Satolli

Vice-president for his love for the kids and young adults of Rocinha, Filippo is a manager with a big heart that has decided to leave his job to dedicate himself to non-profit work.


Cristiano Campari

With deep experience in international co-operation and a vast and beating yellow and green heart, Cristiano is the executive secretary.

Italian operations manager 

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