The Lenses of a Refugee Camp



Work with purpose is visceral, but Cristal only realizes it when she finds herself in the most unusual context of her life: to develop a project of 3D technology in one of the largest refugee camps in the world. There she finds the freedom to reach who she always wanted to be, but until then she didn’t know how. This is a story of how a 28-year-old Brazilian woman, unsatisfied with her routine and the direction her life was taking, starts without any pretensions an inner journey that makes her open to change. It is when she finds the challenge that makes her leave her comfort zone and face the world with different lenses, with the lenses from Kakuma camp. This process allows Cristal to connect with her most vulnerable side making her understand her real purpose, and her way of seeing it is particular.

About the Author

My name is Cristal de Oliveira, I\\\’m a 28-year old Brazilian passionate about people and the creativiness that we can achieve with the right resources. My role in this world is to try to provide ways that give people access to opportunities in a democratic and inclusive way. I want to do this by helping people in vulnerable situations, facilitating the process for a sustainable future. I like to deal with the types of challenges that are too complex to describe, but that when resolved have a great impact. My work resonates with this through the development and implementation of projects in a people-centered perspective. I have a postgraduate degree in Social Innovation Management by Amani Institute, I\\\’m a Millennial Catalyst at International Connector and I\\\’m a Fellow of Starting Bloc Fellowship, a global network of entrepreneurs, activists, educators and innovators working to create social impact. I love sunsets, music and hiking. You can find me on LinkedIn by searching for my name. I look forward to connecting with you.

Additional information

Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.5 × 9 in


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