Brazilian Support Service for the Development of Small Businesses in Slums


  • Jose Luiz de Lima

*This talk is presented in Portuguese.*

Jose Luiz leads the education and social innovation area for micro entrepreneurs at SEBRAE/RJ. He is an expert in small business development and has been involved in numerous projects aimed at improving favela's residents lives. He has been an active community leader and social activist since 1980, fighting in favor of initiatives to improve the wellbeing of favela's residents. Luiz de Lima is a historian and received his master degree in sociology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Rio.

This talk is part of a series of speeches and discussions from the Conference on Violence and Policing in Latin American and U.S. Cities. The conference was hosted and organized by the Program on Poverty and Governance at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Presentation: For more information on the Program on Poverty and Governance, please visit http://povgov.stanford.eduand follow #PovGov on Twitter.

Jose Luiz Lima, SEBRAE RJ Projects to Support Entrepreneurs in Rio Favelas