Iracambi has just celebrated our twentieth birthday! And we’d love to share some of our success stories with you.
Come with us on a time machine and see what Iracambistas and the local community have achieved over the past twenty years to make the world a better place! As Steve Jobs would say “We are here to make a difference in the universe, if not, why be here?”
It all started in 1987 when the Le Breton family, then living in Recife, came by car to visit Minas Gerais and bought an abandoned farm in the Graminha valley.
As you can see, over the course of all these years, we have been working hard, but there is still much to do and we need to expand our impact. The fable of the hummingbird and the forest fire is what symbolizes life at Iracambi and encourages us to keep going!
Once there was a fire in the forest, and while all the animals were fleeing in terror, a small hummingbird was flying from the river to the fire, carrying drops of water in his beak.
The eagle, seeing that, asked the hummingbird: “Hummingbird, do you think you’ll be able to put out the fire by yourself?” And the hummingbird answered;
“I can’t do it alone, but I’m doing my part.”
And so we at Iracambi have been doing our part for all this time, using all the tools at our disposal, fighting, to protect the Atlantic Forest and preserve the biodiversity, the soils and water for future generations to enjoy.