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BRIMMING WITH ENTERPRISE, NO CREDIT

Nowhere else in the world is life as vibrant as in Brazil. Youngsters do not lack a spirit of enterprise, and that includes the poor state of Minas Gerais. But since the economic recession nobody is prepared to provide them with microcredit as start-up capital. Trias looks for, and finds, solutions in the co-operative sector. 

Step 1: We fulfil Daniel's dream

For years, Daniel worked in his parents' bakery. After he got married he first used his mother's kitchen to sell bakery products on the street. With the support of his credit co-operative he was able to buy his own machines. 'My childhood dream came true', he says. 

Step 2: We help Mike to survive

After completing his engine technology studies, Mike opened a small garage where he fixed cars. Unfortunately the economic crisis resulted in a 30 percent drop of his profit margin. The training courses and financial arrangements of his credit co-operative saved him from bankruptcy.

Step 3: We inspire many more youngsters

Entrepreneurs such as Daniel and Mike are role models for other youngsters who dream of developing an economic activity. When underprivileged entrepreneurs work together in co-operatives they are able to move mountains, even in Minais Gerais.

Thank you for fulfilling young people’s dreams!

Support us, as a private individual

By making a one-off donation you support the self-development of young people in Brazil.

Support us, as an organisation

We would be delighted to develop a customised support package for businesses or other organisations that would like to help youngsters in Brazil move forward. Give Koen Brebels a call on +32 (0)2 548 01 26.

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