Location Afogados da Ingazeira, Pernambuco
Grantee 2011
Attended areas Health

BrazilFoundation 10 anos

Rede de Mulheres do Pajeú is the result of a project supported by BrazilFoundation in 2009: “Casa da Mulher do Nordeste” (House of the Women from the Northeast). The initiative sought to organize a women’s network to strengthen social, political and economic development of female artisans from the region of Pajeú, in Pernambuco.

Through support of the organization, approximately 450 women from the region began selling their handcrafts in street fairs in Afogados and in neighboring towns to increase their families’ income. In 2010, Rede de Mulheres was granted support from BrazilFoundation to diversify their activities and initiated the production and distribution of natural foods.

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