A businessman with an entrepreneurial spirit, Valdomiro Minoru Dondo took on a challenging but exciting opportunity when he decided to invest his energy in the reconstruction of Angola, a nation in southern Africa ravaged by a drawn-out civil war. Mr. Dondo was one of the first Brazilian entrepreneurs to offer his support to the Angolan reconstruction cause, conducting business dealings with the new government under the Movimento pela Libertação de Angola (MPLA), or Movement for the Liberation of Angola, years before the civil war ended in the region. Through Mr. Dondo's support, a number of organizations and programs have been established to encourage a higher quality of life for Angolan citizens and the growth of the country's economy.Some of the projects Valdomiro Dondo has initiated include the expansion or introduction of urban transport, fast food, retail, and film industries, providing a boost to the Angolan economy through the promotion of new cultural and recreational opportunities. Mr. Dondo's focus in his business is not on Angola's material resources, such as its diamonds and oil; instead he concentrates on the human resources that can be tapped by supporting the country's population. Mr. Dondo has also set in motion a greater cultural exchange between Brazil and Angola, such as employing Brazil's TV Globo and the sale of its television content. As a result, Angola has now become TV Globo’s largest soap opera market outside of Brazil. In addition to culture and infrastructure construction projects, Valdomiro Dondo lends his support to health-related programs that have been established in recent years, including Project Uhayele, which assists nearly 30,000 families with healthcare concerns by providing vaccinations, educating about improved hygiene, and monitoring the health of young children. For Mr. Dondo, his central goal is to alleviate the effects of poverty and give Angolans a normal life.