Location São Paulo, SP
Grantee 2015
Attended areas Health

Geração de Renda Para Mulheres em Tratamento de Câncer de Mama

Training and Income Generation for Women with Breast Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, there were 57.12 million cases of breast cancer in 2014 in Brazil. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer worldwide, accounting for 22% of all cases. The effects of the disease on a woman’s life can be devastating, and can be even more so for women who live in regions with low Human Development Indicators, and who do not have access to treatments or supportive resources.

Casa da Mulher is a multidisciplinary space that offers low-income women and their families undergoing treatment in public hospitals legal support, nutritional and psychological counseling, physical therapy, and a “beauty room”.  As many women become unemployed or unable to work during heavy treatment, this project also creates income-generating opportunities for these women.

With support from BrazilFoundation, Casa da Mulher aims to provide:

• Regular activities to promote income generation;
• Courses in crafts, sewing, and patchwork;
• A course in applying makeup.


•4 workshops in crafts (96 hours)
•40 women certified
•Income generation for women undergoing treatment for breast cancer

“Giving support to these women is fundamental for their recovery. Along with having a sense of empowerment, these women can generate income while undergoing treatment.” –Valéria Baraccat, Founder of IAVB/Casa da Mulher


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