Who we are

Our story
​At the end of 2016, our friends Daniel and James opened our eyes to the terrible difficulties so many migrants endure as they try to build their lives in Lisbon. Originally from Nepal, they showed us the many hardships and injustices hidden under the comforts of a Portuguese lifestyle. It was then that we decided something should be done. After all, rights come with obligations.

​As 2017 came around we started doing our research. We started making new friends and listening to more stories. After all, in order to speak, one must first listen. We started meeting and partnering with other likeminded people who have already been doing an amazing work encountering the needs of migrants in Portugal. After all, two is always better than one! A couple months later we found our home and in June we officially moved in. The Lisbon Project is the outcome of a few friends who saw a problem and took action to become part of the solution. After all, you must be the change you wish to see!

Our Why

Our Vision

A city that welcomes all, respects all and empowers all.

Our Mission

​​To integrate and protect the lives of migrants and refugees in the city of Lisbon.

Our Values

Respect, Dignity, Freedom, Justice, Education, Community

Our Team

Have any Questions?

Frequently asked questions

There are many ways for you to get envolved! Here are some ideas:

  • Would you like to become a volunteer? There are several positions available.
  • How about hosting a fundraiser event? Help bring awareness to our cause.
  • Have you considered making a donation? A little help goes a long way.
  • Every month we host “An Evening at the Project”, an amazing chance for you to engage with our community. Check out our Events page.

Unfortunately our services do not extend outside of Lisbon. We do try to answer to every help request we receive, and hopefully redirect you towards another institution.

In order to receive up-to-date information, please contact our Education Coordinator at education@lisbonproject.org.

Thank you for your interest in the Lisbon Project. If you would like to book a visit please write to us at info@lisbonoproject.org describing your availability.

My life in Iraq was very difficult. Now I'm in Lisbon, learning Portuguese and English and I got a job.