Cooperative at the Men’s Penitentiary II of Tremembé, São Paulo, Brazil

What it is

The project, which started in October of 2018, encompasses the process of implementing the second cooperative inside a prison in the state of São Paulo. The co-op produces organic foods, with a focus in non-conventional products. To this end, H360 built two spaces inside the prison grounds, which are dedicated to the food production. In the beginning of May 2019, there were 11 co-op members.

Objective

Improve and give continuity to the original co-op model of Coostafe (Social Cooperative of Female Entrepreneurial Art), created in Belém do Pará (a city in the Brazilian northern state of Pará), allowing the dissemination of the concept of entrepreneurship of inmates and ex-inmates to other parts of Brazil and abroad. Its main goal is to reduce the recidivism of ex-detainees.

 The co-op produces organic foods, with a focus in non-conventional products

The co-op produces organic foods, with a focus in non-conventional products

Links

Recuperação pelo trabalho devolve esperança no presídio de Tremembé” (This is a story about the project published on the section about entrepreneurship on the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo)