The strategy of the proposal is to provide jobs to disadvantaged communities in Paraguay with the production of textile products aim at welfare of Pets.
The production will be outsourced (Private Label), with the closing of partnerships with Dressmakers Associations in underprivileged communities of Paraguay (if necessary, communities will be encouraged to organize itself and create the Association of Dressmakers in the Region), aiming to create a mechanism of inject the resources destined to the production of a pulverized way in the communities. That is, if we needed the labor of 20 employees to produce the quantity of products designed for a given month, the Associations can reach 40 to 60 people, because they work cooperatively, creating conditions to dilute better in the community the money spent on production.
The production objective is to develop textile products specifically anti-allergic, aim at the good quality of life of the animals.
All funds obtained will be invested in the production to be made by the Associations of Dressmakers in Paraguay, since we already have a Brazilian investor interested in financing the operation of the company due to the social character of the project.
Knowing the Reality of Paraguay:
Today, the Paraguay has an economy with a low degree of development.
Agricultural activities, together with forestry, account for 75% of exports, especially soybeans (cultivated in the eastern portion), sugar cane, cotton and tobacco; the most exported wood is mahogany, walnut and cedar.
The industrial sector is underdeveloped and is based on the processing of agricultural and forestry products.
The Paraguayan inhabitants face several social problems: high unemployment; malnutrition reaches 11% of the population; environmental sanitation services reaches less than half of households; the infant mortality rate is 31 deaths per thousand live births.
According to data released in 2010 by the United Nations (UN), Paraguay has the second worst Human Development Index (HDI) in South America, with an average of 0.640.
Feasibility of the Project:
No further investments will be necessary because of the sustainable viability of the business.
The Target Market is the Brazilian Pet Market, the third largest market in the world.
The production cost in Paraguay is about 35% to 40% lower than Brazilian companies because the Maquila Law, that creates a number of benefits for companies like tax exemption
Another important factor is that Paraguay and Brazil integrate Mercosur, a Latin American trade treaty; the export / import tax is zero, which is not the case with other countries in the world such as China.
What I have Already Done for Disadvantaged Communities:
I have already implemented a project in Brazil that aimed at the economic development of disadvantaged communities.
Due to the characteristics of the region, Sustainable Tourism was implemented with the organization of local agents, training of tourism monitoring, involvement of the owners of the lands where the tour itineraries are.
It was a project funded by the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil.
Because of my involvement in the region, I was invited to be the vice president of the Community Safety Council, a council that is voted by the local community and interacts directly with the Civil Police and Military Police, in order to implement policies that seek the needs of the regional communities.
Best Way in Paraguay:
For the economic development of disadvantaged communities there is a need to understand the regional characteristics, in order to determine the best way.
In Paraguay there is a predisposition for the textile sector, given the ease of work and low cost of machinery. If we thought about other business segments there would be a greater complexity of training and greater investment in machinery.