Location São Paulo, SP
Grantee 2014
Attended areas Social Enterprise

Costureiros e Artesãos, Protragonistas de Negócios Sociais

Social enterprise for the self-sufficiency of families with children suffering from chronic conditions

An estimated 44% of the families in São Paulo with children suffering from chronic illness are unemployed, deeply affecting the ability of the parents to look after their kids.

Associação Saúde Criança São Paulo is a franchise of the Rede Saúde Criança, which operates according to the five principles for social inclusion of families living in a state of social vulnerability: health, citizenship, education, income generation and shelter. The project proposes the implementation of a system to train mothers in the production of decorative goods that will be sold in stores that partner with the organization. As this will be a social enterprise, this is an innovative formula for generating income and for ensuring the sustainability of the organization itself.


With support from BrazilFoundation, the project will:

• Develop workshops for art, sewing and decoration;
• Hold capacity-building classes;
• Develop a catalogue of products;
• Help incubate social enterprise.

“One of the objectives for the organization is for the families to be able to sustain themselves through their own work.” –  Fernanda Rodrigues Quintas, project coordinator

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