Posts tagged with “Brazil”

Project Announcements: Latin America

Saturday, 16 November, 2013

Amway Latin America has focused much of its historical efforts on orphanages and native populations, but the flagship programs that cross all borders are micronutrient interventions for malnourished children and home building through Habitat for Humanity.

With so many countries and so many projects, November 20 will reveal a mosaic of Amway Business Owner (ABO) and employee stories across Latin America:

ARGENTINA: During ABO events happening the week of November 20, Amway leaders will deliver donations to Fundación Camino, an organization that works to fight child malnutrition.

BRAZIL: Amway volunteers will plant two family gardens in partnership with Cidades sem Fome (Cities without Hunger), made possible by donations collected throughout the year.

COLOMBIA: ABO volunteers in Colombia will help to build a Habitat for Humanity home. Volunteers will also be at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, a cancer hospital, in the morning. Others will volunteer at Fundación Niños de los Andes, an organization that helps street kids in the afternoon.

COSTA RICA: ABOs and employees will help to build a family home through Habitat for Humanity.

EL SALVADOR: ABOs and employees will help to build a family home through Habitat for Humanity.

GUATEMALA: Amway volunteers will host activities for children and help with painting facilities at the San Jerónimo Emiliani home for children.

HONDURAS: Amway volunteers will paint the Escuela Pública Oscar R. Tablas public school in the Fortaleza community, as well as deliver product donations.

MEXICO: ABOs will deliver Nutrilite Little Bits to children in Mexico City, and help measure and weigh children for health testing. In Tijuana, 3 homes will be built on that day by Amway volunteers through Habitat for Humanity. ABOs and employees will host activities for village children near our Nutrilite farm in El Petecal. And near our Mexico headquarters in Monterey, employees will host projects for children with special needs, working with partner EFFETA.

PANAMA: Amway volunteers will deliver product donations and help paint facilities at Nutre Hogar (Nourish Home), a partner that helps children who are extremely malnourished to be restored back to health.

VENEZUELA: ABOs will deliver a check to Fundación Amigos del Niño con Cáncer, an organization that helps children with cancer. Amway will also host the renowned national orchestra and choir, Orquesta Infantil de Campanas, at their annual Free Enterprise event, where they will collect donations of baby food and first aid items.

Latin America: Focusing for Greater Results

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013

In recent years, Amway Latin America focused its efforts through Amway One by One.

While there are still many grassroots outreach taking place in orphanages and schools, the primary focus has been building homes across the region through Habitat for Humanity, and developing a nutrition program that will soon grow into other surrounding countries.

Here’s what happened in 2012:

In Mexico, 400 children were nourished with Nutrilite Little Bits products and other health services with partner Un Kilo de Ayuda:

120 Amway volunteers continued the annual tradition of traveling to Guatemala. This year, 10 homes were built in Usumatlán:

One special family moved into a new home with support from 29 volunteers in Zambrano, Honduras:

In Tijuana, Mexico, 40 Amway volunteers built 2 homes alongside the families who would live there:

One new home was completed by 10 Amway volunteers in San Isidro de Heredia, Costa Rica:

Another home in La Libertad, El Salvador, was completed by 20 Amway volunteers:

Finally, 15 houses were built by 45 Amway volunteers in São Paulo, Brazil, and a donation was made to build 35 more homes affected by recent flooding:

… which means the tradition will continue in 2013!

Contributing to a success story

Monday, 14 May, 2012

Heliópolis is located in the southeast part of São Paulo, in Brazil. The community is divided into 14 plots called “glebas,” where tens of thousands of people live in crowded spaces. It was considered one of the largest slums, or “favelas” in Brazil, but through a process of urbanization, it is improving and now has the status of a neighborhood district.

Amway volunteers have been helping to speed up the development of Heliópolis by remodeling homes for families in need, working with Habitat for Humanity. Last month, 36 Amway Business Owners, employees and suppliers joined Habitat to remodel 15 homes, working alongside the home owners.

Here is a short video documenting their efforts:

Thanks to Nancy Cortez for sharing this story.

Renovating homes in Brazil

Tuesday, 24 January, 2012

Continuing our series on home building in Central and South America, today we travel to São Paulo, Brazil for a Habitat for Humanity project that took place in September

At the Jardim Vale das Flores (“Garden Valley of the Flowers”), Amway distributors and employees renovated two homes for families in need.

Amway volunteers participated in the renovations, as well as donated $4,700 to cover the expenses.

Amway Brazil is also working with Habitat for Humanity to identify projects to support families that were devastated by severe flooding in Rio de Janeiro, with new homes to be built in 2012.

Watch for our next story from Colombia tomorrow!