Understand how donations work

Understand how donations work

Understand how donations work

Vale announced three types of donations to the people affected by the dam breach in Brumadinho. The first amounts to R$100,000.00 and is intended for representatives of Vale employees, of third-party employees and of missing and/or deceased members of the community. The second type is a R$50,000.00 donation granted to those who lived in the Self-Rescue Zone (ZAS) of the Emergency Action Plan for Mining Dams.

The third type is a R$15,000.00 donation for those who carried out rural or commercial activities in the ZAS. The registration for this donation had been suspended due to alignments being carried out with the Public Defender’s Office of the State of Minas Gerais but reopened on February 20.

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Aerial view of Brumadinho – Self-Rescue Zone

R$100,000.00 donation
R$50.000,00 and R$15,000.00 donations – Self-Rescue Zone (ZAS)

R$100,000.00 donation

Starting on Wednesday (February 6), the service will be available on weekdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Brumadinho Knowledge Center, located at Rodovia MG 040, KM 49, Área Rural Brumadinho). Vale has not yet defined a date to close registrations.

Eligibility applies to representatives of Vale employees, of third party employees and of the missing and/or deceased members of the community, as per the official list validated by the Civil Defense and available here.

Only one representative of each deceased/missing person can receive the donation, in the following order of preference: 1st - legal guardians of minor children; 2nd - spouse or common-law partner; 3rd - descendants, and 4th - ascendants (see details below)

It is worth clarifying that this donation is not related to any potential indemnity due; the latter will be discussed in detail with the families and representatives of the public authorities.

248 representatives of 229 people that died or are missing due to the breach of Dam 1 in Brumadinho registered for the donation between January 31 and February 4. Of this total, 107 already received R$100,000.00 each.

Exceptional cases will be evaluated by Vale.

Registration guidelines:

Only one representative can register to receive the donation, in the following order of preference:

1st group - legal guardians of minor children;

2nd group - spouse or common-law partner;

3rd group - descendants, according to degree of kinship (siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchildren - in that order);

4th group - ascendants, according to degree of kinship (mother, father, grandparents, great grandparents - in that order)

To be eligible, representatives must present proof of family relationship, as follows:

1st group - order or letter of custody or guardianship of the children and/or the children's birth certificates;

2nd group - marriage certificate or common-law marriage affidavit;

3rd group - proof of affiliation (e.g. birth certificate, passport, ID);

4th group - proof of affiliation (e.g. birth certificate, passport, ID).

Also, the representative's personal data (full name, ID, social security number, date of birth, full address, e-mail, telephone and bank details). Required bank details include bank, bank number, branch number and account number - with digits - and type of account (savings or current)

R$50.000,00 and R$15,000.00 donations – Self-Rescue Zone (ZAS)

Vale is donating R$50,000.00 to those who lived in the Self-Rescue Zone (ZAS) of the Emergency Action Plan for Mining Dams (PAEBM), and R$15,000.00 to those who carried out rural or commercial activities in the area.

Registration will be held at the Knowledge Center, on weekdays, from 9:00 to 18:00. Mini-vans will be available to take the applicants to the site.

Note that these donations are not linked to indemnities, which will be agreed between the interested parties together with the authorities. Donation can be cumulative if the person fits in more than one of the established categories: residence, rural productive activity or commercial activity.

What is the Self-Rescue Zone?
The Self-Rescue Zone (ZAS) comprises the region downstream of the dam, extending up to 10km, as defined in the Emergency Action Plan of Mining Dams (PAEBM).

Check the Eligibility Criteria and Required Documents:

Residents
Vale will provide a single donation of R$50,000.00 per residence, even if more than one family lives in the property. The donation is intended exclusively for those who lived in the property on the day the dam broke, regardless of ownership. Residences eligible for donation are those in the ZAS.

Documents: Original documents proving the applicant's relationship with the residence in the ZAS, including purchase and sale deed, property tax (IPTU) payment slip, lease agreement, water or electricity bills, all of which should state the property’s address under the applicant’s name.

Rural producers
A R$15,000.00 donation will be made to each family of a rural producer that carried out productive activities in the ZAS, regardless of the ownership, number of production areas and the size of the area. Sharecroppers (a tenant farmer who gives a part of each crop as rent) and tenants can receive the donation.

Documents: Original documents that evidence the applicant’s relationship with the rural activity developed in the ZAS, such as: sharecrop or leasing contracts; title deed; Declaration of Aptitude to PRONAF, water bill stating the property’s address under the applicant’s name.

Merchants
A R$15,000.00 will be made to dealers that carried out commercial activities or small-sized industrial activities in the ZAS.

Documents: Original documents that evidence the relationship between the applicant and the activity or property, such as: registration with the Commercial Registry, municipal permit.

Registration

Date: From Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 18:00.

Location: Knowledge Station, Rodovia MG 040, KM 49, Área Rural Brumadinho.

Other required documents:

- Applicant's personal documents and bank details, in addition to those already mentioned above, as per category.

- Applicant's personal data (full name, ID, taxpayer's identification number, date of birth, full address, email, telephone number and bank details).

- Bank details: bank, bank number, branch and account number – with digits – and account type (savings or current).

Vale will help applicants open their account at Banco do Brasil, if necessary.