Brazil: Social centre for acerola producing communities

A social centre construction to promote educational activities.


The acerola fruit is a typical feature of Brazilian biodiversity. Cultivated in the northeast region of Brazil, it is used in beverages for its properties such as antioxidant or vitamin C.

Located in an underprivileged area of the Perbambuco state (northeast Brazil), acerola producers and their families suffer from limited educational opportunities and lack of appropriate infrastructures.

Acerola centre

To tackle this issue, a project whose objective is the construction of a social education centre was developped. The initiative is carried in partnership with a local non-governmental organisation specialised in educational and health projects.

The construction started early 2019 and teaching rooms, music rooms, maintenance rooms or even a swimming pool are being built. When completed, it will benefit almost 600 students on a yearly basis.

This project, which is now in its last stage, was supported by the Naturex Foundation during 2019, and taken over by the Givaudan Foundation who ensured its continuity as of 2020.


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Find out more about our education projects in communities where Givaudan sources natural ingredients: