About Vale

Social Reparation

Social Reparation

We are committed to taking care of the well-being and quality of life of the communities impacted by the collapse of Dam I in Brumadinho and the evacuated territories.

On this page, you will learn about our initiatives focused on people.

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Aerial photo of a dam. There is plenty of land and machinery.
Extended fringed fabric. On it, the word “Hope” and many colorful flowers are embroidered.
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See where we operate

Click on top of the pins to see what initiatives are underway in each municipality

  • Brumadinho
  • Mário Campos
  • Sarzedo
  • Barão de Cocais
  • Nova Lima
  • São Joaquim de Bicas
  • Pará de Minas
  • Pompéu
  • Fortuna de Minas
  • Morada Nova de Minas
  • Papagaios
  • Pequi
  • Curvelo
  • Esmeraldas
  • Igarapé
  • Itabirito
  • Ouro Preto
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Support for Primary Health Care

Health Cycle

The program contributes directly to strengthening the Primary Health Care Network of 15 municipalities in Minas Gerais through technical cooperation between sectors, aligned with the national public policy.

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We provide instruments and furniture to improve diagnosis and clinical practice.

Health Care Promotion and Education

We qualified multipliers and health professionals who work in the Family Health Strategy (FHS) teams on topics of care, prevention and health promotion.

Support for Primary Health Care Management

We reinforce the capacity of local management, as well as support for computerization and integrated information management to support, control and organize the services provided by the UBS´s.

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Cycle in progress

  • Morada Nova de Minas
  • Pompéu
  • Papagaios
  • Pequi
  • Fortuna de Minas
  • Itabirito

Cycle finished

  • Barão de Cocais
  • Pará de Minas
  • Nova Lima
  • Brumadinho
  • Sarzedo
  • Mário Campos
  • Paraopeba
  • Inhaúma
  • São Joaquim de Bicas

The reparation so far

143 Basic Health Care Units (UBS's) served
5,6pieces pieces of equipment

delivered including care items such as oximeters, vaccine boxes, dental equipment, electrocardiographs, notebooks, and furniture

2.168 professionals

of health care were trained

388 workshops

already given with over 1,400 hours of training

216 jovens Construtores

in Health were trained

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Health Care Unit

Among the proposed improvements are urban infrastructure works and public facilities, which are defined based on actively listening to the voice of the communities and in partnership with the government. To date, two regions, Brumadinho and Mário Campos, are benefiting from the construction of Health Care Units.

Having the health unit here is very good. We are being very well attended by the municipality, there is a doctor and a very good dentist too. Everything is new and well taken care of.

Silei Matias Aguiar,
resident of Parque Cachoeira (Brumadinho)

Front entrance of a helth unit supported by vale.
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Photo of a room with a plastic-wrapped dental chair and a sink in the background.
photo from another angle of the room
Aerial photo of a health unit supported by Vale, surrounded by several town houses and trees. The health unit is painted in gray and blue colors.

Explore the spaces

Parque da Cachoeira – Brumadinho

7 consultation rooms

Three general practice offices, gynaecological office, dental office with a room for brushing teeth, vaccination room and procedure room;

3 service rooms

Sanitation room, supplies room and pharmacy.

5 shared spaces

Breakroom for the staff, women's locker room, men's locker room, women's bathroom and men's bathroom (including for PwD);

6 administrative rooms

Reception area, waiting room, screening room, agent room, warehouse and meeting room.

Mário Campos

5 consultation rooms

Three general practice offices, gynaecological office, and dental office with a room for brushing, wound dressing room and basic care room;

4 service rooms

Sterilization room, supplies room, pharmacy and waste shelter and zoonosis control;

5 spaces for administrative areas

Reception area, waiting room, agent room, warehouse and meeting room;

5 shared spaces

Breakroom for the staff, women's locker room, men's locker room, women's bathroom and men's bathroom (including for PwD).

Psychosocial support

Family Reference Program

Since 2019, the program has offered psychosocial support and active care to families in all municipalities affected by the dam collapse or involuntary removals.

Members of the family nucleus are monitored through a professional called Family Reference, until they have reached a degree of autonomy that allows them to follow their routine independently.

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Being able to be present in a person's life, in light of the fragility in which they find themselves, and strengthen them in some way, makes a big difference. The Family Reference program provides this, with humanized and personalized psychosocial monitoring, based on the context of the members of each family and the identification of impacts, we draw up a systematic monitoring plan

Roberta de Souza,
Family Reference professional.

See where we operate with this initiative
  • Brumadinho (Comunidade de Parque da Cachoeira)
  • Nova Lima
  • Barão de Cocais
  • Ouro Preto (Antônio Pereira)
  • Itabirito

The reparations so far

1.100 families joined the program*
+3.300 people served*
+103thousand consultations given*
80% of the people served

by the program had their follow-up completed* 

*Data from May/22
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Art therapy

Semeando Esperança [Sowing Hope]

Conducted since 2019, the project has already contributed to over 70 women redefine their pain of loss and grief through art therapy. Through the technique of free hand embroidery, they tell their life stories, their experiences and their relationship with the territory where they live in workshops held online, during the pandemic. They have produced a total of over 500 pieces.

Between October and December 2021, Inhotim, in Brumadinho, received the “Histórias do Vivido – Sementes da Esperança” [Stories of Life - Seeds of Hope] exposition with the work of the students, including Geralda de Fátima Ribeiro Pereira.

When I´m embroidering, I don´t have bad thoughts. When I'm in the workshops with my colleagues, there's no sadness, everyone is always laughing, telling stories, it's the best. It is gratifying for people to see a story in what you have embroidered

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  • Brumadinho

Full Assistance

PAIA program

In addition to the financial reparation of those affected, we are committed to full reparation. To date, over 13 thousand people have signed an indemnity agreement with Vale, between civil and labour. And to enable them to plan their future under the new economic and socioenvironmental conditions, the indemnified people have access to the Full Assistance Program for Affected People.

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Check out the fronts of the program

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Psychosocial assistance

Individualized care to families through a reference professional;

Support given through active and empathetic listening and articulation of the set of necessary assistance, identified during the consultation;

Referrals of psychological support demands for care in the public network. Vale has invested in strengthening municipal public policies, by transferring financial resources and equipment to ensure the best assistance to those affected.

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Financial planning and education

Guidance on the conscious use of financial resources received in indemnities and/or donations, considering the domestic economy, promoting habits and daily attitudes appropriate to the individual and family profile;

Support to people and families in directing their finances, providing greater quality of life and autonomy through knowledge about financial education.

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Guidelines for purchasing real estate

Identification and analysis of the documentary situation of the properties of interest;

Conducting inspections at the properties of interest to certify their housing and/or production/marketing conditions;

Support in the search for property with a good location, close to schools, basic health care units, among others;

Support in moving to the new property.

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Resuming agricultural activities and rural technical assistance

Analysis of the productive capacity of the business and initial study of economic viability, which will support the decision of the individual or family nucleus to create a business plan for productive resumption of the rural property management, fiscal and tax responsibilities;

Preparation of business plans for the individual and collective rural and/or urban productive recovery, which support rural properties and allow quality of life for people.

Over 4,000 people have already been served by the program, which is voluntary, free and available to everyone who is entitled to financial compensation.

I really had no control over my financial life, I learned a lot. This program helped me a lot, not only to organize my financial life, but also to buy my property, ensuring that I was safe when acquiring it and that I would not have any problems in the future. I started with the financial education course. After eight classes, I learned to save and invest

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Active community participation

Strengthening Social Participation

Exercising citizenship, in a democratic manner, is capable of making society more integrated, prosperous and developed. It is with this belief that the Strengthening Social Participation project has given community leaders in 10 municipalities qualification and training on topics such as ethics, politics and citizenship, notions of public management, among others.

The objective is to contribute to the exercise of consciousness and the practice of rights and obligations of citizens and public authority in the community.

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See where we operate with this initiative
  • Barão de Cocais
  • Curvelo
  • Esmeraldas
  • Igarapé
  • Itabirito
  • Mário Campos
  • Nova Lima
  • Ouro Preto
  • Pompéu
  • São Joaquim de Bicas
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I hope to contribute to the growth of our district. The power is in the hands of the people, and we need to know how to use it

Roziane Duarte,
participating community leader in Angueretá, district of Curvelo.

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Knowledge Tracks

Sport and Leisure Tracks

Held in partnership with Sesi-MG, the initiative has contributed to training professionals linked to the public network or social organizations in the areas of education, social assistance and sports, since 2021.

With support from the city government, the Knowledge, Sports and Leisure Tracks project promotes content and methodologies that recognize and stimulate the practice of physical exercise as a right, with an emphasis on promoting values and human development.

See where we operate with this initiative
  • Itabirito
  • Antônio Pereira
  • Distrito de Ouro Preto

See who can sign up

Educators and professionals who work in direct service to sports projects in the public or private school context;

Physical education professionals;

Promoters of physical activities with the community in these two municipalities;

Teachers who believe in the potential of playing as an element of dialogue and social transformation.

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Participation in this program offers a lot of learning. In the meetings, we understand the value of respect and appreciation and learn never to give up on our goals, regardless of the barriers. It has been very good for the Gigantex family

Lucilene Matias,
responsible for the Gigantex social project in Antônio Pereira, Ouro Preto.

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Creative Learning Tracks

The Creative Learning Knowledge Tracks began along with the 2022 school year, with an unprecedented proposal for five schools in Minas Gerais. The methodology was developed by Faber-Castell to stimulate innovation and problem solving, with a playful and creative environment in the classroom

This methodology favours the development of a series of skills from the Common Core Curriculum (BNCC), the main one being creativity itself. Critical thinking, teamwork and the significant, reflective and ethical use of technology will also be worked on

Felipe Faria,
Vale's Social Responsibility analyst.

For the pedagogical teams of the schools to act as facilitators of the process, they will receive training and monitoring for three years, in addition to involvement of the students' families. 

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See where we operate with this initiative
  • In Itabirito, in the municipal schools of Antônio Toledo Sobrinho, Laura Queiroz, Padre Antônio Cândido and Ribeirão do Eixo
  • Nova Lima (Macacos) in the Rubem Costa Lima school
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DIY – Do it Yourself

Galera Mão na Massa [Hands-on Crew]

Creativity and innovation also go hand in hand in the Galera Mão na Massa project. With Vale's partnership with EcoCreator, children and adolescents, aged 7 to 17, can enrol in free workshops in the areas of programming, robotics, 3D modelling and the internet of things, which take place between March and June 2022.

The goal is to transform young people into leaders of social, economic and human evolution. In free workshops, young people learn, for example, to model and 3D print, to create apps that solve everyday problems, fun robots that interact with the environment through sustainable sensors and virtual reality glasses.  

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See where we operate with this initiative
  • Itabirito
  • Nova Lima (Macacos)

Tribute to victims


Construction of the Memorial, in honour of the victims of the dam collapse, is in progress, scheduled for completion in December 2022.

The project, conceived by Avabrum - Associação dos Familiares de Vítimas e Atingidos do Rompimento da Barragem Mina Córrego do Feijão Brumadinho [Association of Families of Victims and People Affected by the Collapse of the Córrego do Feijão Brumadinho Mine dam], is developed in the community of Córrego do Feijão, in a place chosen by the family members represented by the association.

The Memorial will occupy an area of 5.5 hectares and will have three thematic spaces (Pavilion, Memory Space and Witness Space), connected by a slit. At the end of the split, there will be a viewpoint overlooking the area of the collapse.