CIDADES SEM FOME
The NGO Cidades Sem Fome (Cities Without Hunger) develops sustainable agricultural projects in urban areas. Our goal is to create job opportunities and generate a regular income for people in need of new opportunities in their lives. We create food production centers in unused areas in large cities.
Using modern production techniques, the project produces a large amount of food which is intended for both self-consumption by the participants and for selling. This strategy provides project beneficiaries with an effective and steady income and creates an alternative for them to live in a dignified manner.
Our proposal allows the creation of sustainable social businesses, stimulates entrepreneurship and contributes efficiently to the reduction of environmental impacts.
2021 – St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2021- Escócia/Reino Unido
2020 – Famae Food for Good Challenge/Roquette Foundation for Health - França
2019 – Prêmio Visionaris Banco UBS - Suiça
2018 – UVE German Commercial Law Firms Prize - Alemanha
2018 – Hackaton Weber Shandwick – USA
2017 – Prêmio Volkswagen na Comunidade – Fundação Volkswagen – São Paulo
2016 – Prêmio Trip Transformadores - Revista Trip – São Paulo
2015 – Prêmio Melhores do Ano – Revista Prazeres da Mesa/Cacau Show – São Paulo.
2014 – Prêmio Milton Santos – Câmara Municipal de São Paulo
2013 – Empreendedor Social Ashoka – Ashoka Brasil
2011 – Prêmio FINEP de Inovação Social - Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia – Brasília/DF
2010 - Prêmio Dubai International Award for Best Practices – Organização das Nacões Unidas/Governo de Dubai
2009 - Prêmio AEA de Meio Ambiente – Associação de Engenharia Automotiva/SP
Our proposal is innovative in its approach by reclaiming and giving social and economic purpose to available and unused spaces in our city. The innovation lies in giving new meaning to the well-known community gardens, which were mostly built on an ideological, socialization, or occupational therapy model. By using them as a tool, the project creates income generation opportunities for socially vulnerable people.
It transforms an incipient and partially dormant process
into a "Social Business", leveraging local potentialities and existing social demands in our city. Moreover, it gives meaning and purpose to a large number of spaces with no defined use, which allow room for at-risk housing settlements, environmental destruction, breeding grounds for dengue mosquitoes and the emergence of violence. Our strategy involves a strong network of partnerships that, by acting together, create expressive results in the proposed generation of jobs and income, as well as in the nutritional improvement of those involved.
This innovative approach to creating "urban social businesses" leverages various local resources that were being wasted before, which hindered the development of social inclusion strategies in many communities.
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER GALLERY