CARE Brasil's Experience in Local Development

Since 2002, CARE Brasil has been contributing to processes of change in the Costa do Cacau (Cocoa Coast) region, Bahia’s south coast. With a regional office in the town of Ilhéus, our team has been assisting some of the more vulnerable groups from this region which has undergone many periods of wealth production. Such wealth has remained in the hands of a few powerful families and led to the social exclusion of most of its population. 

Throughout the years CARE Brasil has introduced and tested several social technologies in order to empower families and communities under this program. This work, focused on improving the cocoa value chain, has been developed along with several social, public and private organizations.