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National Day of Solidarity Economy is celebrated this Friday (15)


This year, the Government of Brazil has already allocated about R $ 25 million to the proposals of solidarity and social economic enterprises

Celebrated this Friday (15), the National Day of Solidarity Economy honors the modality in which the workers themselves are the owners, touch the business and share results. The logic is different from  the conventional economy, where owners and employees work separately. 

Cooperatives and producer groups are examples of solidarity economy. In order to boost this form of income generation and social inclusion, in 2017, the Ministry of Labor allocated R $ 25 million to proposals for solidarity and social economic enterprises, through a Public Call Notice. The projects can be contemplated with amounts between R $ 600 thousand and R $ 4.8 million.

"Solidarity economy is not charity. It is a social state policy that brings positive results to the country, generates work and income and gives financial autonomy to the population that is outside the formal market," says Labor Minister Ronaldo Nogueira.


In the South region, the EcoSol Pop Rua project, carried out by the Multiprofessional Advisory Center (Camp), with the support of the Ministry of Labor, welcomes and trains about 150 people to develop skills and redeem citizenship. According to the Under-Secretariat for Solidarity Economy (Senaes) of the Ministry of Labor, the portfolio invested R $ 1.48 million in the agreement with the cooperative.

"The objective is to foster collective initiatives that generate jobs and income for people in situations of social vulnerability. In the same way as the project in Porto Alegre, we have other agreements in the country that work with groups such as youth and adolescents in difficult family situations. economic, social or affective view, graduates of prisons, mentally and mentally handicapped, "explained Under-Secretary for Solidarity Economy, Natalino Oldakoski.

Source: Ministry of Labor