The Project "Fazenda da Esperança" aims at acquiring the necessary aviary, orchard and kitchen garden equipment to the institution Fazenda da Esperança in Jandaia do Sul, Paraná, Brazil. The "Fazenda da Esperança" institution houses and treats homeless chemical and alcohol drug users. It is part of the Catholic charity institution "Obra Social Nossa Senhora da Gloria", in Jandaia do Sul city . The total area of "Fazenda da Esperança" is 9.68 hectares and was transferred to "Obra Social Nossa Senhora da Gloria" by an anonymous donor. It is located in the rural area of the municipality of Jandaia do Sul in the State of Paraná, in a region of diverse agriculture, seven kilometers from the city center.
The acquisition of all necessary equipment will enable the project to offer training courses on the production of poultry, vegetables and fruits for about 70 (seventy) internal chemical and alcohol drug users.
Who will benefit from this global grant?
Seventy chemical and alcohol male intern drug users will benefit directly from this project. These interns are all dependent on psychoactive substances (SPA) and alcohol, as well as residents from several towns in the region of Jandaia do Sul and from other regions of the State of Paraná and other states.
This sustainable project will provide teaching the interns how to produce poultry, eggs, vegetables and herbs for their own consumption, as well as distribution and commercialization to other institutions, as well as teach and train public elementary school students in the same activities. The interns not only will benefit from the products the project will help them produce at first, but also give them a sense of importance to the community, as they will also teach others the same skills and abilities they have learned.
This project meets the following objectives:
1) Therapeutic Method of Treatment - Occupational therapy for drug addicts;
2) Professional Training Instrument in The Rehabilitation Stage;
3) Generation of employment and income for the users of Psychoactive Substances (SPA) in the final phase of treatment.
All aviary, orchard and kitchen garden production will provide the support to the institution through its marketing, as well as offer other community institutions fresh products obtained with technical guidance through partnerships with public community entities.
The Project aims at producing 35,000 chicken every 70 days, besides the production of orchard and kitchen garden will meet domestic demand, maintenance costs of fixed expenses and equipment.
The surplus may be traded in the open market or distributed to charitable community organizations. The forecast of the project sustainability is highly positive and will certainly, in a three-year period enable the expansion and diversification of the project with its own resources, according to the number of interns the institution is able to attend.
The city of Jandaia do Sul is a commercial and industrial hub which comprises several municipalities in the Ivai River Valley, being alcohol, sugar, coffee, soybeans, corn, wheat, beef and dairy cattle production its main economical resources.
Ivaí Valley consists of 12 municipalities and its estimated population is 411,642 inhabitants.
The project "Fazenda da Esperança" , in addition to meeting the region, will be available to other regions and states.
This is a humanitarian project that aims to contribute to mainly to Disease prevention and treatment, and also contributes to Economic and community development