Do you know the biquinho-pepper jam? The delicacy is the result of a handmade work of the Horticultural Association of Bento Rodrigues, which resumed production of its plant, installed in the municipality of Mariana, in March this year. "We never gave up. On the contrary, we are overcoming the challenges every day. At first, we made nine pots. Today, we make 14 pots, which results in about 330 jam jars a day," explains the president of the association, Keila Vardeli.
Since the collapse of the Fundão tailings dam, the factory, which operated in Bento Rodrigues, received support to resume its activities and generate income for the members. In addition to the kitchen, the new facility has a structure to receive raw materials and stock jams. The equipment and utensils were reused from the old premises.
This initiative is part of the program 19 of Renova Foundation, Recovery Micro and Small Business in the Trade, Services and Production Sectors.
The Renova Foundation’s mission is to implement and manage the repair, restoration and reconstruction programs of the regions affected by the collapse of the Fundão dam, located in the subdistrict of Bento Rodrigues, in Mariana, Minas Gerais.
The Renova Foundation’s role is to restore and reestablish communities and resources affected by the collapse as well as replace or compensate what is not subject to remediation, always in an efficient, reputable, transparent and ethical manner.
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