Sitawi is a finalist for the 2021 Social Entrepreneur Award

The month of October ends with news here: the Sitawi Finanças do Bem is a finalist for the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Response to Covid-19, in the Health Emergency category. In addition, we are running in the Reader's Choice, a popular vote campaign that opens space for internet users to support the initiative they most admire. 

Debuting in this edition, the Health Emergency category encompasses initiatives that carried out actions to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 and that brought health solutions to Brazilians. In 2020, with the onset of the health crisis, the Sitawi demonstrated in practice that making an impact on the world is directly related to acting promptly. That is how, through our expertise in financial management, we supported 16 Philanthropic Funds focused on the cause and mobilized, until then, more than R1TP3Q173 million, impacting more than 8 million people in Brazil. More than 79 million PPE and medical-hospital equipment and 12 oxygen plants were also donated, which benefited 924 hospitals and more than 700,000 ICU patients across the country. 

“We started looking and being looked for by partners who wanted to make a difference in people's lives. It was clear that our expertise in philanthropy management and our values, such as excellence and transparency, were very important to create each of the 16 Philanthropic Funds dedicated to the fight against Covid-19. All with the aim of connecting resources, from thousands of donors, hundreds of companies and foundations, with the edge of society that needed support. This is not just my personal goal as a social entrepreneur, it is the goal of everyone who works at Sitawi and partners in our Philanthropic Funds ecosystem: using finance for the good of people”, declares Leonardo Letelier, CEO and founder of Sitawi

help to Sitawi to get even further!

In addition to the technical jury, which will choose a winner per category, the award also opens the Reader's Choice category, in which Internet users can vote for their favorite initiative. The public can also choose, at the end of the poll, if they want to donate a sum of money to the initiative. 

To vote, just access the website:, go to the Health Emergency category and click on 'I want to vote'. THE Sitawi counts on your vote to be the winner of the category. Help us to continue mobilizing capital for positive social and environmental impact initiatives! 

the award

The award, the main recognition in the area of socio-environmental entrepreneurship in Latin America, is given by Folha de S. Paulo and the Schwab Foundation. The 2021 edition includes 12 initiatives, three in each of the four categories, that stood out in the response to the pandemic. 

The winners, both in the technical and popular jury categories, will be announced in a virtual ceremony on 11/30, at 7:00 pm, through a broadcast by TV Folha on YouTube. Don't miss out! read more.

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