Vaga Lume Association
Their work at Vaga Lume takes place in the Legal Amazon, a very important region of Brazil: it covers 61% of their territory and is the home of 24 million Brazilians. Besides, it occupies ⅕ of the planet’s forest reserve and provides ⅕ of the available fresh water on Earth.
But, at the same time, the Legal Amazon has a low Human Development Index. For example, Brazil’s HDI is 0.754, while in the Northern Region the HDI is around 0.667. On top of that, the ten lowest HDI of the country are all municipalities within the Northern Region¹, and 20% of its population is functional illiterate².See more