Location Teixeira, Paraíba
Grantee 2011
Attended areas Socioeconomic Development

BrazilFoundation 10 anos

The CEPFS seeks to promote development through the transfer of knowledge and the production of environmental and social technologies in order to achieve sustainable development in the semiarid region of Brazil. The organization encourages community participation, to empower local families so they are able to change their own reality. CEPFS was a BrazilFoundation grantee in 2006 and in 2008. In 2007, the project received a donor advised grant from BrazilFoundation for the project “Água para a Vida” (Water for Life).

The organization has received many awards as well as national and international recognition, such as the Prize von Martius for Sustainability, sponsored by the German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the accreditation of a CEPFS coordinator as a “ Social Entrepreneur of Ashoka” in 2008. CEPFS is a Brazilian best practice in the field of Environmental Technologies.

http://www.cepfs.org/

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