BrazilFoundation and Conservation International (CI-Brasil) are joining forces in a global movement to mobilize resources and offer humanitarian support to the traditional dwellers of the Brazilian Amazon.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought Brazil's profound social inequalities into bold relief. Because of its vast territory navigable only by river, the Amazon people are extremely vulnerable and cannot access even basic health services. But, there is a lot that we can do!
Your donation will reach thousands of vulnerable families and, in the long-term, support traditional Amazon dwellers to protect biodiversity, local food supply and livelihoods. The campaign is already off to a strong start, thanks to a generous donation of US$ 20,000 from BTG-Pactual.
Amazonia Sempre funds will support socio-environmental organizations to coordinate with indigenous, quilombola and riverside communities to combat the immediate effects of COVID-19 and to boost socioeconomic development in tandem with nature conservancy. BF will donate half the funds raised to four partner organizations, chosen for the respect they have earned in their territories: Associação Kanindé, Porto Velho (RO); Coletivo de Mulheres Indígenas Suraras do Tapajós, Santarém (PA); Zagaia Amazônia, Manaus (AM); Expedicionários da Saúde, região amazônica. CI-Brasil will direct the other half to indigenous associations in their regional network through COIAB and Kayapó people associations.
BrazilFoundation is a leader in philanthropy in Brazil. We connect individuals and organizations that promote social change with organizations that amplify social justice and access to opportunities. We have 20 years of accumulated expertise in strategic philanthropy to advance sustainable, equitable development in Brazil.