Year

2011

Location

Brazil: São José dos Basilios, Maranhão State.

Proposer

Associação das Quebradeiras de Coco do Municipio”

Description

Assistance to reorganize and develop a small facility to extract crude oil from babaçu palm nuts.

Value (€)

25,000

Results Obtained

A Cooperative of 35 workwomen have been organized and supported for the 1st stage of growth.

Social/Environmental Impact

New income generated with no CO2 emissions

 

Year

2013

Location

Sri Lanka: Gampaha District.

Proposer

Young entrepreneur working in Italy wishing  to come back in Sri Lanka, his home country

Description

Preparation of the Business Plan and support to the negotiation with a local bank.

Value (€)

3,500 as a guaranteed loan.

Results Obtained

The new Entrepreneur, coming back from Italy, rented 10 Has of land planted with coconut trees; he recruited 5 local workers for cultivating and selling the nuts to the local Producers of natural ingredients for the detergent industry.

Social/Environmental Impact

New company established with no CO2 emissions. Additional 10 seasonal workers have been hired