of our Impact Business
Acting since 2011 as one of the main associations on the topic of migration in Rio de Janeiro, Mawon gained a new format in 2018.
Through an innovative business model that aims to self-finance its integration projects, Mawon moves away from the purely association model that governs civil society organizations to establish itself as an Impact Business.
The Impact Business concept was created by Prof. Muhammed Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, to designate financially self-sustaining initiatives that have a specific social mission.
With a focus on empowering and generating income for the migrant population, Mawon reaffirms its commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
To illuminate this pioneering model, Mawon has built a hybrid business system that incorporates two CNPJs - Association and Company - with different activities and objectives.
It provides services related to the theme of migration, such as documentation and cultural fairs, whose revenue generates income and / or subsidizes services for low-income migrants.
It receives sponsorship funds to develop projects aimed at integrating the migrant population, such as language classes and training for income generation (employability and 'employerism').
Financial Sustainability Model
To generate effective and real impacts, we have developed a model that transfers resources from the Company to the Association, thus ensuring the sustainability of our migrant integration projects.
For greater transparency, we have provided below Mawon's financial movements since its first announcement, in May 2018.