COOPNHARIN - Cooperative of Natural Articles of Castanhas River
Where it acts: Jari (PA/ AP)
Cooperative composed by young woodworkings that, since 2005, change the art of woodwork in role and entrepreneurship in Vale do Jari.
They work with the Wood supplied by Orsa Florestal and originated from Sustainable Forest Management area certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), change it into decorative objects, utilities and floors for gardens and swimming pools – garden tiles. The pieces, produced at an ecologically correct way, have already run through countries like Belgium, China and Netherlands.
The youth are professionally qualified, meeting quality Standards of large companies, having the guarantee to sell in the national and international market, and proving that is possible an income generation with the forest standing.
Results: In 2009, with partnership with Tramontina to produce fruit bowls, they have guarantee of orders of 5000 pieces/month. The first lot delivered was of 1,5 thousand pieces, meeting the company’s quality standard.
With a very positive financial closure at the end of 2009, they had an increase of more than 300% in the receivable revenues in the second semester, with a wage per cooperative member of more than 2 minimum wages/month.
Testimony: “We are working a lot since we received these new orders, and everybody here is excited... we have more people interested in working with us, and our income has also increased.”