Entrepreneurship of Solidary Economy: Western Territory of Santa Catarina

posted on 28.03.2018 by Andreia Casagrande, Sérgio Begnini

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to present the main data of the Solidarity Economy Enterprises (EES) existing in the Western Territory of Santa Catarina (TOC). Methodologically, it is classified as quantitative, exploratory and descriptive. The data collected for this article are secondary to the second mapping carried out by the National Secretariat for Solidarity Economy (SENAES). The results indicate that the SEEs work mainly in the rural area, having as main economic activity the production and marketing of their products and among the motivations to act in the ventures the possibility of increasing or complementing the family income. Of the partners and members 64% are family farmers and market the products from agriculture.