The Amazon

Giving back to the Amazonas with Açai Facial Oil

At Rudolph Care, we want to give back to the people and places from where our ingredients originate. That is why we annually support the local community in Nazarezinho do Meruú, Brazil, where 150 families have for more than a decade harvested the small yet powerful açaí berry, the very heart of our products.

Here, we will tell you everything you need to know about how your purchase of Açai Facial Oil 30 ml supports the local community in the Amazon.

How your Açai Facial Oil helps others

In 2023, Rudolph Care donated 100,000 DKK from the sale of Açai Facial Oil 30 ml. to initiatives based on the communities' wants and wishes in Nazarezinho do Meruú, the Amazon village where the açaí berries in our products are harvested by a community of 150 local families.

This means that when you buy a facial oil, you actively support projects which aim to strengthen this community.

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Açai Facial Oil 30 ml.

DKK 995
30 ml

Projects in the Amazonas

Since 2019, Rudolph Care has donated a total of 550,000 DKK from the sale of Açai Facial Oil to establish sustainable projects in Nazarezinho do Meruú.

In 2019, the development of the first sustainable project in Nazarezinho do Meruú began. The creation of a plant nursery and community garden at the local school, EMEIF São Sebastião, aims to improve nutrition at the school, teaching students about compost and growing vegetables with great respect for traditional, local cultivation varieties and methods. When construction of the garden was due to start in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic hit and the project was put on hold.

In 2020, Rudolph Care donated 150,000 DKK from the sale of Açai Facial Oil to the Red Cross in Brazil to help fight Covid-19 in the local Amazon population, among other places. This included the distribution of emergency aid, sanitation, rapid testing and the training of a national team in psychosocial support, risk and disaster management.

2021 was still marked by Covid-19 and planning the renovation of the local school, EMEIF São Sebastião, was prioritized. In the spring of 2022, when the rainy season ended, the project finally got started with the help of the village residents. The roof of the school was repaired, which has eliminated closing days during the rainy season so that all 160 students now can go to school no matter the weather. Installation of fans in the classrooms has brought the temperature down from approx. 36C to 28C. The renovation also established a new classroom for early childhood education, which meant 28 children were enrolled. And lastly, the school is now equipped with a water filtration tank so that clean, cool water is available for the children.

The plant nursery and community garden project, which was put on hold in 2020 due to Covid-19, was built in October and November 2022. It has the capacity to produce up to 10,000 açaí seedlings annually and approximately 1000 leafy greens and vegetables. The production of açaí seedlings will contribute to the environmental restoration of açaí plantations and the vegetable garden is being integrated in school activities. The children get to plant vegetable seeds and açai seedlings and learn about soil preservation. The produce from the vegetable garden is used to supplement school meals and the garden has even inspired some of the families to make their own vegetable gardens.

At the end of 2022, we started a new project focusing on biodiversity and forest restoration where the açai berries are harvested to help strengthen biodiversity and preserve and create robust ecosystems in the Amazon that we love.

In 2023, Rudolph Care donated 100,000 DKK from the sale of Açai Facial Oil 30 ml to initiatives created based on the communities wants and wishes in Nazarezinho do Meruú. This year, we are funding the construction of a multi-sports court based on the community’s wishes, since the village have, until now, had no place for physical education. This court can be used for multiple purposes such as sports facilities, community gatherings, health care visitation. Given the scale of this project, the construction will be a multi-annual project. Additionally, at Rudolph Care, 4% of our profits go to social work, where the majority of this sum in 2023 will go to the funding of this project.

Harvest of the Açai berry