New loans mobilize capital for positive social and environmental impact

A Sitawi apoiou mais três instituições: o Instituto Alpha Lumen, a Feira Preta e INOCAS. Os empréstimos somam cerca de 180 mil reais para que as iniciativas possam desenvolver e otimizar suas atuações e mecanismos de gestão, nos seus diferentes contextos.

O Brasil é um país de empreendedores sociais. Contamos com diversas iniciativas que estão transformando a realidade social de milhares de cidadãos, entretanto, muitas delas não possuem acesso a crédito paciente e barato. O empréstimo socioambiental da Sitawi é um mecanismo financeiro que proporciona crédito a organizações sociais e negócios de impacto com juros baixos que tenham impacto comprovado e atuem dentro de parâmetros éticos. Quer saber como funciona? Acesse here. 

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enhancing skills

The official number of students with high abilities in Brazil is 2,600, however, it is estimated that there are up to 10 million unidentified students with this profile in the country. Normally, schools, whether public or private, are not prepared to receive this student, who ends up being stigmatized or silenced.

Instituto Alpha Lumen (IAL) is a non-profit school, founded in 2013, in São José dos Campos, and aims to offer elementary school 1 and 2 and high school courses for high-ability students with an innovative methodology.

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O Alpha Lumen tem conseguido com sucesso acolher e desenvolver estes jovens para que eles atinjam o seu potencial, atuando como líderes conscientes. A organização é parceira da secretaria de educação municipal e tem sido reconhecida por diversas mídias pelo rápido crescimento. A primeira leva de alunos, em 2014, contou com 18 jovens e, em 2016, esse número pulou para 231 alunos. A previsão é que em 2017 o número de alunos chegue a 500. O apoio da Sitawi visa possibilitar o aumento de infraestrutura para receber mais estudantes no IAL.

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Innovation in the environment and territorial development

Currently, palm oil is the most used in the world and is used in thousands of products, from foods such as margarine and ice cream to household cleaning products, hygiene and even fuel. However, palm plantation is responsible for large-scale forest conversion in the tropics and extensive carbon emissions, contributing to global warming. The production of sustainable vegetable oil from macaúba planted in the pastures of the Brazilian cerrado can exceed and replace the world production of palm without cutting down a single tree, generating reforestation and income for many people.

INOCAS Brazil Macauba Project

INOCAS (Innovative Oil and Carbon Solutions) – Soluções em Meio Ambiente Ltda is a company for planting and cultivating Macaúba in the region of Patos de Minas – MG that aims to produce sustainable vegetable oil in partnership with family farmers, avoiding deforestation or changes in the use of land with the coexistence of agriculture and livestock in the same place.

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Diffusion of Afro culture and black protagonism

Feira Preta was created in 2002 by event manager Adriana Barbosa with the aim of disseminating customs and traditions of black culture and promoting business for entrepreneurs in the black community. Its first edition was held in 2002 at Praça Benedito Calixto, in São Paulo, and had 40 exhibitors.

In recent years, the Fair took place at the Anhembi Exhibition Pavilion and had more than 100 exhibitors. Over the 14 previous editions of the event, more than 130,000 people attended, generating revenue of ~R$4.5 million for exhibitors. Approximately 500 artists and 600 Afro-Brazilian micro-entrepreneurs participated in the Fair, many of whom started their ventures informally in past editions and today have formally constituted companies.

The impact of this initiative lies in generating employment and income for the Afro-Brazilian population, in addition to valuing black culture and promoting the self-esteem of this population. In addition to Feira Preta, the entrepreneur created a project called Black Codes, a strategic consultancy focused on identifying and understanding communication codes for the black Brazilian population, which attracted part of the sponsorship of the fair, and has the potential to generate revenue for the organization. throughout the year.

A Sitawi já financiou a Feira Preta em 2011 e o repagamento foi realizado após o encerramento do evento.

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