Organic food & education for families in Rio slum

by Favela Inc.
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum
Organic food & education for families in Rio slum

Summary

This first phase of the project will provide organic food for 3 months to 100 low-income families from Vidigal, a favela slum in Rio de Janeiro, while they participate in workshops focused on organic agriculture, nutritional education, and health. This initiative will help boost the local economy with green jobs, disrupt current pesticide filled food supply chains, and improve the quality of life of the residents.

$25,000
total goal
$13,471
remaining
115
donors
6
monthly donors
8
months

Challenge

During the pandemic, it was delivered "emergency kits of food" to the most vulnerable families composed basically of poor nutrients, flour, and starches. Although it keeps them alive, it doesn't provide sustainable, long term health and quality of life. Brazil is one of the most voracious consumers of pesticides and is the largest user in the developing world. It puts the population at a significant risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals that lower immunity causing severe disease.

Solution

This project will provide vulnerable favela residents recovering from the COVID-19 crisis with access to high quality, organic fruits, and vegetables. Simultaneously, it will educate favela residents about health, nutrition, agriculture, and waste management, while stimulating the local production of organic and sustainable agriculture. It will create jobs, generate revenue for those families, promote sustainability, and increase the supply of organic goods available to the slum community.

Long-Term Impact

This action is a great local disruptor by solving several structural problems at the favela. In a few months, the organic food kits will be bought locally, and it will be cultivated by the slum residents. It will create jobs, income, increase health, and help the environment at the same time. Also, the small markets and restaurants can be supplied by high quality, locally grown organic food making the local economy grow & thus a culture of sustainability and health will grow in the favela.

Resources

https:/​/​www.favelainc.com
Find out more in our website
Organico Solidario - Partner website

Organization Information

Favela Inc.

Location: Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Adam Newman
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Brazil
$11,529 raised of $25,000 goal
 
167 donations
$13,471 to go
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