Amigos do Bem
Our work began in 1993 with a small group of friends, led by Alcione Albanesi. Today, we are one of the largest social projects in Brazil and we regularly assist more than 75,000 people in the hinterland of Alagoas, Pernambuco and Ceará.
We promote the transformation of thousands of lives through continuous projects focused on education, income generation, access to water, housing and health. We are breaking a centuries-old cycle of misery in the backcountry. With opportunities, more than 10,000 children and young people already see a different future.
WHY THE NORTHEASTERN HINTERLAND?
A place where millions of people are born, suffer and die, with no future prospect.
Poor income distribution and the situation of abandonment are aggravated by drought, condemning millions of Northeasterners to extreme poverty.
MANIFESTO OF OUR INSTITUTION
Alcione Albanesi is a businesswoman who built a company that became a leader in the light bulb segment in Brazil. In 2014, she sold her company to dedicate herself, voluntarily and in full-time, to the social project she founded in 1993, in the northeastern hinterland.
Alcione has received several awards, such as Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Ed’s Generosity Project. from Globo Publishing Company, Mulher Claudia, Trip Transformadores and Empreendedor Social, from Folha de SP newspaper. She was also honored with the title of Citizen of Pernambuco and Citizen of Ceará.
“Doing good promotes the sense of achievement. I believe in a better Brazil for future generations, a country without so many inequalities.”
The transparency and social impact of Amigos do Bem are recognized by the main stamps and institutions that certify their transformation projects.