Dilla Campos: Connecting a Community
By Wyndi Kappes
Dilla Campos has dedicated her life to supporting Atlanta’s Brazilian community through her local magazine publication, Viver. A first-generation immigrant, Campos was always determined to succeed and committed to helping others, but her journey to motherhood is what really took her dreams to the next level.
“My path to motherhood has been an amazing journey that has taught me so much about love, patience and the power of nurturing. As a mother of two sons, I am committed to providing them with the best possible future, and this has inspired me to get involved in my community to ensure that every child has access to the resources and support they need to thrive,” Campos said.
“Since founding Viver, Campos has taken pride in connecting families in need with those in “her village” who are more than willing to help. “A family in our community was facing financial hardship and struggling to make ends meet. They had a young child who needed medical treatment, but they couldn’t afford the cost of the treatment. I knew that I had to do something to help,” Campos recalled.
“I organized a fundraiser through my publication, and with the help of the community, we were able to raise enough money to cover the cost of the child’s treatment,” she proudly shared. “When I delivered the news to the family that we had raised the money they needed, I saw tears of gratitude and relief in their eyes. It was a powerful moment, and it made me realize the impact that one person can have on the lives of others.”
Campos firmly believes that this deep connection is at the heart of change. “There is so much power in community, and I am constantly reminded of the importance of coming together to support one another in times of need,” Campos noted. “Having a supportive network of family and friends has also been key to managing my responsibilities. I make sure to stay connected with loved ones, even if it’s just through phone calls or text messages, and I’m always willing to lend a helping hand when needed.”
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