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BRAZILIAN MAIDS FOR ALL KINDS OF WORK

A woman in the Brazilian countryside is the engine of the household, the family and the farm. Without recognition you struggle through poverty. It is best to hide in a corner and you are fortunate if you don't suffer domestic violence. 

Step 1: We strengthen women's groups

In co-operation with Cresol and Unicafes, two big federations of family farmers, Trias encourages women in the countryside to unite. By sharing their problems with each other, they develop a positive self-image much quicker.

Step 2: We professionalise their economic activity

The women are visited by advisers who give them technical training to build a co-operative. Often, farmers' women jointly process their farm products.

Step 3: We train resilient women

We encourage strong women to have their say in their co-operative and other associations. This is going so well that KVLV, an association representing more than 100,000 women in Belgium, has sought and found inspiration with the colleagues in Brazil.

Will you give our dreams a chance?

Support us, as a private individual

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

Support us, an an organisation

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

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