We know that racism in Brazil is institutionalized and, therefore, it enhances the challenges that black people face when it comes to entrepreneurship. Even in the face of so much difficulty, in terms of access to credit and even lack of management support, black women and men have dreamed, developed and operated their own businesses.
It is necessary to transform the Brazilian entrepreneurial environment so that it welcomes and gives opportunity to black people, not only helping with capital, but strengthening and expanding black entrepreneurship and, in this way, contributing to the economic development of the black population.
For this purpose, we are going to support organizations from any region of Brazil that develop and implement initiatives to strengthen and generate income for small and micro black entrepreneurs.
The resources made available by Grupo Carrefour Brasil may only be destined to:
● Empowerment, training and mentoring activities;
● Provision of microcredit;
● Consultancy services aimed at structuring, developing and optimizing processes;
● Facilitating the distribution of technologies, tools and processes;
● Research and innovation investments that strengthen the economic recovery of the businesses.
Entries are open to organizations created and managed by black people and formally registered as legal entities for at least two years. They must have a proven track record of acting in projects related to the development of entrepreneurship in Brazil.
For the purposes of this notice, “organizations” are understood to be any incubator, accelerator, association, non-profit organization and movements/collectives/groups of people organized to act in the above-mentioned cause.
Registration closed on June 30, 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email [email protected], Monday to Friday, from 14:00 to 18:00 (Brasilia time).
On the night of November 19, 2020, João Alberto Silveira Freitas was killed on the premises of our store in Passo D'Areia, in Porto Alegre/RS, in an act that does not represent and is not consistent with Carrefour's values.
On this website, we reinforce the actions we are taking in view of this fact and the commitments made to society and to our body of more than 100,000 employees throughout Brazil. With the objective of continuing to evolve as a company and contributing to the fight against structural racism in Brazil.