Ideal Future

Program by Camargo Corrêa Institute comes to cities around the Minas-Rio Slurry Pipeline

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 18:39
Cities of Tombos, Pedra Bonita, and Santo Antônio do Grama, in Minas Gerais state, and Natividade, Rio de Janeiro state, were benefited by the program Cities of Tombos, Pedra Bonita, and Santo Antônio do Grama, in Minas Gerais state, and Natividade, Rio de Janeiro state, were benefited by the program

The Social Responsibility team of Construtora Camargo Corrêa brought the Ideal Future program to some communities where there are works of the Minas-Rio Slurry Pipeline. The projects highlight economic vocation and traditions of local culture, and are aimed at productive groups.

In Natividade, Rio de Janeiro state, Ideal Volunteer program trained 40 apprentices for a cooperative of embroiderers, and also expanded sales to the domestic market and increased its revenue.

In Santo Antônio da Grama, in Minas Gerais states, an entity called Sabores do Grama was created with a union of small producers. Today, candy makers have an industrial kitchen, are technically trained, and started entering the regional and national market.

The program was extended to two more towns of Minas Gerais state: Tombos and Pedra Bonita, both with a coffee tradition. In these cities, partnerships were established between groups of coffee producers and Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES), from an existing partnership between the Camargo Corrêa Institute and BNDES.

Through this agreement, farmers were trained and received investments for the construction of sheds, purchase of equipment and standardization of quality, therefore increasing production and revenues.