Location Capanema, PA
Grantee 2014
Attended areas Socioeconomic Development

Fortalecimento de Iniciativas de Mulheres Empreendedoras: Construindo e Disseminando Saberes em Agroecologia

Income generation for rural women through the sustainable production of food

Created in 1993 in Pará, MMNEPA encourages and promotes the participation of women in the social and political life of the region, especially in the struggle to improve the quality of life and work in rural communities. The organization promotes sustainable development throughout the state by enhancing the capacity of women to contribute to agricultural production of the region, as well as the commercialization of food products.

With BrazilFoundation’s support, MMNEPA will:

• Train 100 women in beekeeping and farming;
• Strengthen the administration of the organization by offering training in collaboration and entrepreneurship;
• Scale production and distribution of products to markets, guaranteeing higher income generation;
• Hold two modules with trained professionals from partner organizations and specialists;
• Provide support for families participating in local fairs.

“Before participating in the activities of MMNEPA, I was even afraid to speak.  Today I am responsible for supporting my family. My life changed completely.” -Nizete, project beneficiary