Exchange Market Empowers Brazilian Families

by Karen Van Roekel, Impact Assessment Team Leader

Community exchange market house

Now here’s a great idea.

ChildFund’s local partner in Brazil, PROCAJ (Projecto Caminhando Juntos), has converted a house into an exchange market.

Inside the market

Families now have the opportunity to raise vegetables for their families on land that PROCAJ has purchased with donor support. When they have surplus crops, they can go to the exchange market and sell the vegetables or trade them for other goods brought in from other towns.

Gardens that contribute to community market

The market is helping families improve their nutrition and quality of life.

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