The Fundación Julita organization, supported by Fundación MAPFRE, launched its “Comunidade em Movimiento” project in 2007 in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and assists 1956 people living in vulnerable social and/or financial circumstances.
Their main objective is to democratize access to sports, using this as an agent of development in the education system and in the building of citizenship and promoting quality of life.
The beneficiaries of Comunidade em Movimiento undertake sports and recreational activities which place a high value on a sense of community and social entrepreneurship.
The volunteers running the project's activities for the community receive training and backing from the foundation.
The plan for the next cycle is to step up the training of the group of monitors in order to eventually get more people to attend and to extend its reach, as well as to take actions to contribute to the sustainable growth of the initiative.
The Fundación Julita is an initiative of the farmer and coffee producer Antônio Manoel Alves de Lima. It was created on 6 December 1951 on a 47,000 m2 area of land. At that time, the main goal was to house the migrant families from rural areas of the country through a cooperative model where the families could live, plant, harvest and learn to read and write. In addition to housing and land for planting, assistance is also provided for their educational, dietary, and healthcare needs as well as professional guidance.