What we do: Strategic and Participatory Planning

If you have made it this far, you either want to know what Strategic and Participatory Planning means or you are looking for a company to do it. It was in the Early 1990s that Professor Souto-Maior created this term, which later, became popular. The methodology was adapted by different institutions and groups, and it…

What we do: entrepreneurship and income Generation projects

Bufunfa, bolada, grana, trocado, tutu – these are some of the many slang words, synonyms for ‘money’, found throughout Brazil. The truth is that money is needed for many things in our lives, but specially for delivering dignity:  having something to eat on your plate and for the basics of health and sanitation. And that’s…

How does social dialogue process with traditional communities works

A company, institution or organization has several stakeholders – which are the individuals and organizations impacted by the business’ actions. Here at Raízes, we are specialists in dialogue with communities, especially traditional ones, which are, by definition of the Secretariat for Human Rights, “culturally differentiated groups who recognize themselves as such, who have their own…

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Deforestation in the Pantanal: Is Brazil against ecotourism?

The Pantanal is the largest floodable area on the planet and for its beauty and biodiversity, a great ecotourism destination for Brazil. In recent weeks, most likely the most talked about subject in the country has been deforestation in the Pantanal, especially through arson. By the end of September, almost 3.5 million hectares had been…

4 steps to create a successful touristic experience

To build dreams and motivation and to live the daily life without leaving your land behind. This is one of the rural tourism roles, a form of resistance from the local farmers to stay on their land of origin, with chances to become an entrepreneur of a new business that will generate a flow of…

Get to know the Ipoema’s embroiderers, benefited by a creative economy social

Hands that embroider plants, flowers and animals that are endemic to Ipoema, a region surrounded by a national park and around 90 kilometers from Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais State on the Southeast of Brazil. Hands that embroider their identity, culture and tradition. 13 women are part of the Ipoema’s Embroiderers Project, rescuing…

Dona do Meu Fluxo | Guidelines for Voluntourism Applications

Dona do Meu Fluxo | Guidelines for Voluntourism Applications Raízes Sustainable Development together with Korui Life Cicles releases a call for the first edition of the Voluntourism Program for the DONA DO MEU FLUXO Project – Amazon Edition 2019.   The applications will be open from February 25th to March 31st  2019 (until 23:59 GMT-3).…

Amazon women receive menstrual cups and workshop on women empowerment

Dona do Meu Fluxo means owner of my own flow and it is a project created and executed by Raízes in partnership with Korui. The project has a new date and place to happen and this time it will benefit the women of the Amazon, specifically from the islands of Cotijuba and Cameta, state of…