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MADEIRA FRIENDS

We are givers, not takers


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MADEIRA FRIENDS

A NON-PROFIT CREATING THE BEST INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IN THE WORLD, IN MADEIRA

Need help with accommodation or buying a house? Open a company? Visa? NHR? Residency? Accounting, legal and tax? Hosting a retreat or event? Cowork or coliving? Rent a car or scooter? Make new friends or need tips? E-mail us!


MEET THE FOUNDERS MARELIN & LUIS

THEY QUIT THEIR JOBS TO TRY MAKE IT HAPPEN

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MADEIRA FRIENDS MISSION & GOALS

We connect the dots between digital nomads, expats & locals in Madeira Island, Portugal

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BUILD THE COMMUNITY
Day-to-day support, advice, community management & activities

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WIN-WIN FOR LOCALS
Knowledge transfer in schools, institutions, giving-back & volunteering programs

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TECH & BUSINESS
Identify opportunities for investment in the Madeira ecosystem & reporting


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WEEKLY LUNCHES

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HIKING & SPORTS

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MEETUPS

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COMMUNITY DINNERS

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PARTIES

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WORKSHOPS

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SKILL-SHARING

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VOLUNTEERING


THINGS WE DO FOR THE COMMUNITY
ALMOST EVERYTHING, REALLY

  • Relocate to Madeira

  • Accommodation

  • Real Estate Property

  • Legal & Tax Advice

  • Open your company here

  • Recommendations & tips

  • Healthcare

  • Car rentals & activities

  • Fitness & networking

  • Events & venues


WE HELPED MANY FRIENDS IN 2023

10.000+

People at our events

270+

In-person gatherings

170+

Rentals

Dozens

Relocated people

Multiple

Giving-back initiatives

Several

New companies opened

Few cool

Tech events

😏

New couples


OUR SUPPORTERS

Want to support this mission?


OUR PARTNERS

Want to be part of this mission?

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COMMUNITY
MONTHLY SUPPORT
DEADLINE 31 MARCH 2024

PROGRESS: 67% ⭐️

Your support pays Marelin's salary. Next goal: Luis! Become a supporter now (more options below)

  • Find accommodation

  • Help you to relocate to Madeira

  • Answer all your questions, day-to-day

  • Organize weekly events and activities

  • Manage slack, e-mails, whatsapp

  • Create giving-back initiatives

SUPPORT MONTHLY

SINGLE DONATION


GET IN TOUCH

Want to talk? Need help? Got feedback? Want to become a partner or have an idea?

Help Madeira heal after fire

There is currently a big fire in multiple place in Madeira:
- Calheta
- Porto moniz
- Câmara de Lobos

This fire is being carried out by 127 firefighters, supported by 40 vehicles and the air force, which since early in the morning has been carrying out water discharges in the most critical areas.
Half of the parish of Ponta do pargo is without electricity.
We don't know yet how many sqare meters have been burned.

How to help ?

We have created a donation link just below:

You can send money to help, this will be used to replan trees, the state is already taking care of helping firefighers and local people to relocate