|Main Projects Seeking Partnership
The Social Priorities for the Village of
Céu do Mapiá:
- Health Care: The medical post of the village Céu do
Mapiá is now in lack for a certain number of essential medical needs, particularly the
ones concerning the endemic diseases of the Amazon tropical forest, such as malária,
leishmaniose, hepatitis, and many verminosis. The medical post needs more medical
equipment, medicine pills and more material resources in order to establish a preventive
medicine pattern for its growing population and improve the research of local herbs and
pharmaceutical native plants. This problem is essential. It is now a priority to continue
the successful experience of self-sustainable development of this National Forest.
- Sanitation: Aim to establish healthy living
conditions for its population. Today, the main objective in the village is to try keeping
the rivers clean of any type of pollution such as soaps, plastic, cans, food waste,
excremental matter and oil from the boats. With the increasing population in the village,
we have to improve sanitary techniques, adapted to the Amazonian environment. Most of the
investments should improve dry organic cesspits, and a sustainable management of the
garbage, including a particularly attention on the pollution waste such as batteries, of
great use in the village for flash ligths.
- Education: Aim to enlarge the awareness of the people
of the forest towards a responsible environmental care and an ecological conservation of
the forest. Most of the sanitary problems, mentioned above, would be avoided with a
serious education program. The school should also improve the knowledge of technologies
adapted to the amazonian environment. It should also enlarge its capacity for teaching
more students, creating the secondary school, and a technical school. Other sources of
education should be experience such as school televisions and video courses.
Economic Projects for a Successful Self-Sustainble
Dry Bananas "Queen of the Forest": It
tends to continue the production and trade in national and international markets of dry
Extractive Products and its Co-operative Society: Participation
in Co-operative iniciatives based in Boca do Acre, structuring the trade of all extractive
products of the National Forests.
Reforestation in the Banks of the River Stream: Aim
to establish a permanent process of reforestation in the margins of the river.
Cachoeira Project: Creation of Institute of
Research and Forestal Extension and it aims to reforestation in the margins of the river.
Rubber Project: Extract rubber to produce
rubber sheets in order to manufactured trading articles such as: bags, purses, shoes
The House of Handicraft: Aim to improve the
factory of sewing and weavers loom, in more dynamic structure, in order to increase
employment and trade.