Tecendo Sonhos Program was created in 2014 from the project Uma Mensagem para a Liberdade. In its first year the initiative was executed by Aliança Empreendedora in partnership with the INK organization, and funded by Fundação Rockefeller.
Since then, it has been supporting micro-entrepreneurs, sewing shop owners or those who want to open their business through a network of partners and strategic organizations that, in addition to providing access to specific knowledge for immigrants to develop their businesses, also seek to disseminate important information for the cause and in the development of public policies that promote worthy working relationships in the textile chain.
259 entrepreneurs supported by the Course promoting improvements in working conditions and management of sewing workshops in São Paulo - (184 sewing workshops owners and 41 immigrants supported to open new businesses).
51% percent of women and
46% percent of men.
Country of origin of people supported (2019 database): 99,9% percent of Bolivians / 0,4% percent of Peruvians.
403 entrepreneurs supported by Cineclube (Cinema club).
51% percent of men and
49% percent of women.
64% percent have a business idea and 28% percent already undertake.
In 4 years, Tecendo Sonhos Program has already carried out the following actions:
Mentoring and support in the construction of Instituto ALINHA, an important partner for regularization and insertion in the market of the workshops supported by the Program.
Co-creation with organizations CAMI, PAL e Si, Yo Puedo! of methodology adapted to sewing workshops (MEIs) aiming at the promotion of fair labor relations, formalization, pricing, productivity increase, and bargaining power.
Co-creation with International Labor Organization (ILO) methodology for sewing workshops inserted in the National Simples.
Three allied organizations replicating the methodology in their communities - Greater São Paulo.
Network with more than 15 partners and ambassadors to support migrants, owners of sewing workshops.