In line with SAMBAZON’s triple bottom line business philosophy, measuring social success is about giving back to acai growers and their communities. SAMBAZON’s contributions have helped build and renovate schools that serve local communities where açaí is harvested and have built and helped refurbish health centers, improving access to basic education and health services. health.
“We are honored to have reached the $1 million milestone and will continue our commitment to making a difference for acai growers and improving their communities,” said Jeremy Black, co-founder of SAMBAZON. “By supporting education, health care and community projects, our investments are making a difference in the lives of thousands of family acai farmers.”
Here are some examples of local SAMBAZON initiatives to date:
- Education: Built and helped renovate schools, including the Aacituba Early Childhood School, which was determined to be the most needy community through the Fair Trade Fund’s socio-economic analysis and would benefit more of 100 students. Other projects include the Alvaro Lacerda multi-sport field project in which SAMBAZON has installed a computer room with Internet access for students.
- Health care: SAMBAZON is also prioritizing local health care, including the construction of a medical post in Igarapé Amazonas in Macapá, which is expected to benefit 200 local families, giving them access to basic health services.
- Infrastructure: Completion of projects including the construction of several buildings such as the Massarapó Multisport Court project in the community of Barcarena, a priority location for the expansion of fair trade benefits as it houses one of SAMBAZON’s processing facilities and a planned region for crop expansion. The project included the development of a community center with gym equipment, toys and a sports field for 200 local families.
SAMBAZON will continue to support projects that Harvest communities identify as necessary to improve their lives, including building schools and health centers, supporting infrastructure projects and other community projects. To learn more about SAMBAZON and its initiatives, please visit www.sambazon.com.
Founded in 2000, SAMBAZON, an acronym for Sustainable Management of the Brazilian Amazon, was the first company to introduce “certified açaí” to the world, providing certified organic and fair trade açaí products from a chain of exclusive supply to ensure transparency from the “palm of the tree to the palm of your hand.” SAMBAZON recently launched Seeding change, a documentary spotlighting mission-driven brands operating on triple bottom line business models and using commerce as a vehicle to create a more prosperous future for people and the planet, the same way SAMBAZON uses the delicious powers of Acai. All SAMBAZON products, including smoothie packs, ready-to-eat açaí bowls, juices, energy drinks, and açaí bites are made from USDA Organic, Non-GMO, Vegan, and Fair Certified açaí For Life Fair Trade. SAMBAZON’s fair trade certification has helped protect the Amazon rainforest and its rich biodiversity and has helped positively impact thousands of local producers. With a commitment to invest a percentage of local Açaí purchases back into the community, SAMBAZON has helped support education and build health centers, community centers and schools. For more information on Seeding change and SAMBAZON’s mission and products, visit www.sambazon.com.
Caroline KocjanDigital power supply