Dear friends and collaborators,
The IDDEIA Institute is working to improve sanitation and food security of the population descendant of slaves living in the Quilombo São José da Serra in Valença, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Quilombo São José da Serra is made up of descendants of slaves who came from the Congo, Guinea and Angola and lived mainly on the grounds of the Fazenda São José da Serra.
It is the oldest Quilombo Rio de Janeiro State, formed around 1850. Located in an area of 476 hectares in Serra da Beleza, after the Conservatória district, it houses about 150 quilombolas, keeping African traditions.
The place seems to belong to another time. But still residents feel nostalgia of the past, before reaching the low current structure.
The electricity only arrived there some 10 years ago. Says miss the dark he did see beyond. "I grew up with kerosene, gas lantern. He had no TV, my mother and my grandparents told stories, we played ball, played wheel, and always saw the Mother of Gold ", she says, and then explain. "It was dark and we saw a ball of fire coming out of the stone, loosened spark and cleared the yard, before entering another stone or cave. Every hour spent with a different color: yellow, red and green, which was the bravest, " she said, who heads the Umbanda yard inherited from Mother Firina, whose fame attracts up to foreign visitors.
Another focus of spirituality in Quilombo is the quarry where he lives a century and gigantic tree jequitibá. The place was used as a refuge by the ancestors of the residents. 'It's like our matriarch, a haven of strength: when someone has a disease, come to pray and is attended' attests Maria, 67, a resident of the Quilombo. Under the tree canopy there are caves, bones and apparent roots. There also lived Indians before them. "We see their picture on it," says Maria.
Residents living on corn fields, potato, cassava, beans, guava, orange, banana, jackfruit, passion fruit, coconut, peach. Many children were born at the hands of Florentina, 87. She is the aunt of Mother Tetê and his grandfather was African slave brought from the Congo, who did not speak Portuguese. She has made more than 50 successful births. "The recipe is to warm milk with cinnamon drink for pregnant and then take a bath in it tear account with St John's wort."
The biodigester installation in such an environment ensures with direct benefits for the quilombolas and indirect benefits for the environment and climate systems in general.
With the current partnership between the GlobalGiving, the IDDEIA Institute and the Amavel Program - Sustainable Atlantic Forest, the quilombolas may have basic sanitation, thermal energy to organic food production for consumption and to market, and abundant material for artesanal production.
In other words, this action encourages the sustainable production of organic food, energy and income for participants.
We also have the participation of EMATER, a state institution that work taking free rural technical services to farmers.
In December 2014 we started planting palm hearts, so we have the raining weather of the 2015 year beginning to fix the plants in the ground.
Our goal is to install at least three digesters in that quilombo and plant three acres of juçara palm Mixed with banana.
And we need you to do it together.
Thank you everybody!
Dear Friends and colleagues,
Iddeia Institute participates in several initiatives whose main beneficiaries are the environment and society.
We are currently part of the AMÁVEL movement and we intend consorting benefits biodigester with the benefits of a native culture of our region.
Long before Cabral arrive here, the Indians called the Brazil of Pindorama - in Tupi-Guarani, "Land of the Palms". There was good: in many regions, one in four trees of the Atlantic Forest was a species of palm, the Juçara, typical of this biome.
One type of natural relationship, generous and helpful also explains this abundance: more than 60 species of animals - the toucan guan, tapirs to bats, lizards of the tanagers - eat the fruit of Juçara and spread their seeds through the forest.
Key species of the Atlantic Forest and less than a century very numerous, the Palm Juçara is currently on the Official List of Endangered Species. The reason: illegal extraction of your palm, with the sacrifice of the tree, even before it fruiting.
The Programa Amável – A Mata Atlântica Sustentável, ongoing for about four years in the Serrinha Alambari, municipality of Resende, RJ, aims to change this situation, repopulating the Atlantic Forest with Palm Juçara, restoring the status of this species originating and promoting their exploitation in a sustainable manner, from an environmental, social and economic perspective.
For this, we propose to do with Juçara Palm (Euterpe edulis) which Indians and riverside communities already do for some time with the Acai Palm (Euterpe oleracea) in the Amazon region: plant them and harvest their fruits, always sustainably.
Therefore, IDDEIA in partnership with Programa Amável – A Mata Atlântica Sustentável, we will provide seedlings and seeds Palm Juçara beneficiaries by the biodigester GlobalGiving program we participate here.
Count on you.
The biodigesters have multiple uses for sanitation.
In the photos attached to the report can be seen from all the faces of biodigesters construction.
This biodigester was installed at the State Center for Animal Health - State of Rio de Janeiro - Inside the Zoo Niterói, RJ.
This is an installation of animal research with 50 administrative staff. Teachers doctors, technicians and other employees.
The Laboratory of Animal Biology, Botanical Garden, located in Niterói since 1939, has structure and specialized technical staff, enabling him to develop studies and research in Animal Health and Nutrition.
Has areas of Bacteriology, Virology, Biotechnology, Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Animal Nutrition and Instrumental Analysis, also performing analyzes of animal products and water to serve the community and contribute with actions to preserve the environment.
Shares of Research in Animal Health and Diagnostic generate fundamental information to support the Superintendency of Sanitary Defense of the State Secretariat for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food Supply.
The biodigester seen in the photo will treat domestic wastewater from the administrative part. In another step others will be installed for the treatment of effluents from the laboratories.
This platform philanthropy is very important to the work done.
Many thanks and best regards!
Thanks to this wonderful philanthropic platform that is the Global Giving, the this project take digesters for rural community, generate energy and clean up the environment.
The IDDEIA develops projects in almost all areas of the environment. We manage the Waste Units, provide maintenance of water treatment plants, build sewage treatment systems, Legal Reserves, license projects in general, etc..
Environmental planning, trash, water, drainage and sewage from cities, are among the services we provide.
Below you can see photos of the beginning of a project sanitation and energy generation on a farm that has 25 dairy cows.
We can see in the photo the construction of pre-treatment of the waste generated by this corral.
This project will treat 300kg of manure per day and generates nearly the equivalent of fifty bottles of gas per month.
We hope to build many of these yet and we are very grateful to you for providing the realization of this project.
The IDDEIA Institute in partership with Rio Preto county, MG, Brazil, are developing together projects to increase donors in Global Giving plataform. This projects will be developed in Rio Preto couty instaling biodigesters.
We are instaling one biodigester for city organic waste. This waste are previousilly separete from recicle one in a City Trash Unit County.
Iddeia manage this Unit and teach enviromental education on county schools. This action ins very important to suport eficient separate fases in the Trash Unit;
This project forecast use orgnnic and domestic trash with animals manure. We already count on with the Federal Rural University from Rio de Janeiro and PESAGRO, the Rio de Janeiro Rural Research Company.
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