Our Team

SI MA BO is led by an engaged Board Of Directors, these members work to ensure the care and protection of the local animal population based in the city of Mindelo, on the island of Sao Vicente in Cape Verde.

PRESIDENT – SILVIA PUNZO
Founder of SIMABO in 2008.

Read about our Founder Silvia here 
VICE PRESIDENT – ALCIDES RAMOS
Has been the managing director of the oldest pharmacy 

in Mindelo for more than 40 years
SECRETARY – SONIA RODRIGUES
One of the oldest employees of SIMABO, is in charge of the 

clinical notes of the dewormed, neutered/spayed and microchipped animals
TREASURER – TATIANA RODRIGUES
Former empoloyee of SIMABO and now volunteering when needed
BOARD MEMBER – VANIRA LIMA
Has got 11 dogs at home
BOARD MEMBER – NANDA FONSECA,
Our incredible nurse, has got 7 dogs at home
BOARD MEMBER – LILIA KALASHNIKOVA,
One of our most active volunteers, 

has got 18 cats and 8 dogs at home, all rescued from the street.
BOARD MEMBER – GUILHERME OLIVEIRA,
our veterinarian, with Ursa, his tripod rescued by SIMABO
BOARD MEMBER – RAVI SILVA
Our driver, rescuer,
knows how to be always the right person, in the right place at the right time

 

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About Us
SI MA BO in Creole means “like you”. It is an organization dedicated to the care and protection of the local animal population based in the city of Mindelo, on the island of Sao Vicente, Cape Verde, situated off the West Coast of Africa.
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SIMABO Onlus
via Alessandria 26
15013 Borgoratto (AL)
ITALY

SIMABO Cabo Verde
Rua Angola, 14
Mindelo – Sao Vicente
CABO VERDE

(+238) 9 937347
(+238) 2 312465
(+238) 2 315834