In just one month, one of the biggest solidarity programs to fight coronavirus in Brazil – “Good Deeds are Good” (“Fazer o Bem Faz Bem“) – has donated most of its funds to the program’s three key areas – healthcare, social assistance and science, benefiting an estimated 63 million people.
The resources will reach nearly 200 Brazilian cities in 18 states plus the Federal District, and will be delivered in goods and services according to the states and cities’ individual needs. The assignment of funds was agreed in collaboration with the healthcare systems from the cities and states served, which included interviews and data analysis. This information was reviewed by experts from the program’s three independent committees in the areas of healthcare, social assistance and science who, based on broad experience in their respective sectors, assisted in the definition of projects and actions catered for by the Company.
Up to the moment cross-section:
Additionally, in the other key area, science, the Company has already started selecting research institutions all over Brazil that will receive support for scientific research and studies to fight the coronavirus. Social projects throughout Brazil, which we hope will directly benefit 500,000 people, have also been selected.
This work has been coordinated by Joanita Maestri Karoleski, former CEO of Seara, with 30 Team Members from JBS who are completely dedicated to the initiative. The Company’s contribution also extends to mobilising its wider business base in Brazil. The consulting firms Tyno, in the administrative area, and Grant Thornton, in the audit of donations, give pro bono support to the project.
Click here to see a video on the program’s successful first month (only available in Portuguese).