PPA partners support communities and health during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a strong impact in the lives of the most distant communities in the Amazon. The necessity to isolate to be protected from the virus has left many communities without access to income and facing difficulties in getting basic food and hygiene products  due to road and port closures.

The PPA Companies have also used their production parks to provide local governments with the necessary supplies, such as hand sanitizer, hygiene materials, mattresses for shelters and hospitals, respiratory equipment and food baskets. In addition, they have released data, articles and research of public interest and made significant contributions to institutions that are at the forefront of combating the new virus.

Civil society partners have continued to remotely support communities through consultancies to fundraise, access public policies and organize logistics for distributing basic food supply.

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Sustainable Territories Program

With the support of Mineração Rio do Norte (MRN), ECAM has organized the distribution of 500 food item kits to quilombola communities in Oriximiná Municipality, and is supporting the Association of Remaining Quilombos Communities of Oriximiná (ARQMO) in its fundraisers to help the community in the crisis. Contribute here.

Instituto Peabiru and ECAM


Instituto Peabiru and ECAM are  supporting a fundraiser by MALUNGU Pará (Para State Quilombola Communities Association). The virtual campaign will provide food baskets to five quilombola communities in Para: África (130 families , in Abaetetuba), Burajuba (300 families, in Barcarena), Moju-miri (70 families, in Moju), Piratuba (350 families, in Abaetetuba) and Pau-furado (70 families, in Salvaterra). Learn more here.


SITAWI is managing two philanthropic funds with focus on COVID-19: Fundo Emergencial Saúde – Coronavírus Brasil: which aims at strengthening the Brazilian health system against COVID-19, by creating a fast track channel so that financial resources reach the front line public hospitals and scientific institutions dealing with the pandemic.

Fundo Noroeste com Vida: which aims at helping the northwest of São Paulo health system through access to medical equipment and raise awareness about prevention measures.

Maués Guaraná Alliance

 The initiative supported by AMBEV  will give away ten thousand masks made by local seamstresses to the population in Maués, and is running a public awareness campaign on safety measures. They will also distribute kits with masks, gloves and disinfectant.


Emergency support for equipment and health care products (gloves, clothes, hand sanitizer, equipment) in the various states where it operates. The Alcoa Institute and the Alcoa Foundation will provide additional emergency resources to all Alcoa factories in Brazil. The factories together with the community affairs committees and municipal committees will decide how the monetary resource can best be used to help the communities face the crisis.


Made a financial donation to the Cyrela Institute to assist Fiocruz to raise its production of COVID-19 detection tests. 


Will donate 500,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to municipal public hospitals in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília.

In partnership with other institutions, is supporting the construction of space for 100 beds at the Municipal Hospital M’Boi Mirim.


Created a newsletter with legal guidelines on measures that have been adopted in the region and in the Manaus Free Trade Zone that resulted in an impact on the business environment: http://bit.ly/DDLBoletimCovid19 


Sponsored more than 50,000 informative comic books on preventive measures against coronavirus.

Donated 1,000 mattresses to the Secretariat of Justice to shelter homeless people.

1,000 mattresses to the Health Department to set up the Manaus field hospital and1,000 N95 masks to the Secretary of Health.


Provided 51,000 liters of mineral water to the shelter set up at the Mangueirão Stadium in Belém / PA to combat COVID-19. The site will serve approximately 1,000 people in a state of social vulnerability for the duration of the pandemic.

Nelson Wilians

The INW institute launched two programs focused on the crisis: the GTC Solidary Connection Project, which offers qualified, free medical advice throughout Brazil, through the telemedicine, and the Justiceiras Project, which aims to expand the support and guidance network for girls and women victims of domestic violence in this quarantine period, connecting volunteers from the areas of Law, Psychology and Social Assistance. 


Will bring to Brazil 5 million fast test kits in humanitarian aid to combat the new coronavirus. This package also includes personal protective equipment, such as gloves and masks, for healthcare professionals. The company also announced a temporary aid package for suppliers. Payments to suppliers will be anticipated and, therefore, approximately R$ 160 million should be  injected into the economy in the coming days. Payments to small and medium-sized companies will be prioritized.


Supported, along with organizations like Grupo + Unidos, the Phomenta Institute is creating a platform with information on how the crisis impacts civil society organizations and what actions can help mitigate the crises.

Access:  conteudo.phomenta.com.br/coronavirus


Has moved to online project management, with staff on home office. All face-to-face events have been canceled or moved online. The company is also using its knowledge base to produce guides and courses that can help face the economic challenges presented by the crisis.

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