sitawi

SITAWI's mission is to develop financial infrastructure for the social sector in Brazil. We believe that adequate funding and effective counseling strengthen social organizations and increase their impact on the causes and beneficiaries. In the long run, the more resources - in volume and forms - available to the social sector, the more encouragement social leaders have to develop more innovative and sustainable models with greater impact. And sooner we will build a better country.
Oct 18, 2013

SITAWI Update - October 2013

Hello,

Welcome to SITAWI´S report! Check out our latest news!

Training for young social entrepreneurs

The Agência de Redes para Juventude (Agency of Youth Networks) is a project in pacified favelas in Rio that offers young people opportunities, connections and tools to transform the areas where they live. As part of the project, in August, SITAWI held a workshop on fundraising for 45 young social entrepreneurs.

 

New Social Loan

In October, SITAWI made a new loan to Soldarium, a social business we first worked with back in 2009. Solidarium works with low-income artisans throughout Brazil to give them opportunities to sell their handicrafts and increasing their incomes. In 2012, Solidarium created an online marketplace to connect with a wider audience and is now working with Pró-Amazônia, an organization that promotes sustainable development among the Yanomami in Amazon, through fairer trade that will help the tribe to preserve and value its cultural heritage. SITAWI has lent R$60,000 to allow Pró-Amazônia and Solidarium to deliver 3,000 traditional handicrafts to a Brazilian furniture chain.

 

Strengthening the Social Sector in Brazil

Between 28 and 30 November, SITAWI will take part in ONG Brasil in São Paulo, an annual conference and gathering for the Brazilian social sector. The event is recognized as the largest cross-sector social responsibility meeting in Latin America, and will bring together social organizations, investors in social initiatives and public policy specialists. We look forward to seeing you at our stand!


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Jul 22, 2013

SITAWI Update - July 2013

Congratulations SITAWI

This past May, SITAWI celebrated its fifth anniversary.  We took advantage of this special moment to celebrate with our supporters and to introduce our new SITAWI office and team to them.  At the event we also presented the social impact numbers we brought to fruition in recent years.

To date we have:

  • Supported 13 social organizations
  • Provided R$1.8 million in social loans
  • Allocated R$2.8 million to the social sector
  • Managed R$2.5 million in social asset funds
  • Helped more than 24,000 people

Thank you for helping us reach this milestone and we look forward to your support over the next 5 years!

 

New Social Loan

Pipa Social is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 in Rio de Janeiro that provides opportunities for talented artisans from the city’s favelas to make creative products and clothing.

In addition, Pipa coordinates training courses for artisans seeking to professionalize, brings information about the fashion market and how to work in it into local communities, and strengthens cooperatives and associations in favelas, all with the goal to generate jobs and income.

Learn more about another great initiative supported by Finance for Good at http://www.pipasocial.org.br.

 

2012 Summary of Results

For those who have not seen it, we would like to share with you our 2012 Summary of Results, which features our main challenges and achievements over the past year.

The Summary of Results is part of SITAWI’s commitment to professionalism, innovation and transparency.

Be sure to click the below link to read the full version.

Together we can raise additional capital to transform lives and the world!

http://sitawi.net/en/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/relatorio-2012-english-email.pdf

 

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Apr 22, 2013

SITAWI Update - April 2013

Leonardo Letelier with two former summer interns
Leonardo Letelier with two former summer interns

Hello from SITAWI,

SITAWI at Harvard

SITAWI took part in the Harvard Social Enterprise Conference in Cambridge, MA in February. . In its 14 th year, the gathering of more than 1500 social entrepreneurs has established an impressive track-record for attracting inspiring speakers, skill-building workshops and panels, and networking events, including the Pitch for Change social innovation ideas contest and a social enterprise career fair. This year’s topic was “Create. Connect. Commit.” and encouraged participants to find new and innovative forms of creating and leading change. Originally scheduled over two days, the conference was disrupted by winter weather. Even so, our CEO, Leonardo Letelier, was part of a panel that looked at the evolution of social businesses around the world.

A more efficient social sector

In 2013, SITAWI is carrying out a study into alliances and mergers between social sector organizations in Brazil.

Inspired by the business sector, some organizations in Brazil are looking at tools to increase scale, efficiency or impact, such as collaborating with other organizations to integrate back offices, create franchises or merge.

The advantages of this type of initiative include reducing costs, generating more resources (by combining “brands” to create a joint budget for marketing, communication and fundraising), or increasing impact (by taking the best of each intervention to serve the same public).

As part of the project’s current phase, SITAWI is interviewing experienced professionals and sector leaders to publicize case studies from Brazil and other countries and to identify best practices.

Stay tuned for the results!

A project that could benefit from collaboration
A project that could benefit from collaboration

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