José Dias – Centro de Educação Popular e Formação Social

The Center for Popular Education and Social Formation , CEPFS , promotes sustainable development through innovative initiatives , offering micro loans to small farmers to technologies for storing water. Since 1989, social technologies developed and disseminated in conjunction with viable strategies to overcome the difficulties people in “sertão”.

Born in the small town of Teixeira in northeastern Paraiba , José Dias Campos faced numerous challenges during his life that inspired him to overcome obstacles and transform the lives of many around him. At eight, he was already working in the arid backlands, from thirst and hunger. From that memory and the challenge of conquering a diploma of Economics came the inspiration to change reality of many families helping them to develop better living conditions.