The project Farmacia Verde (Green Pharmacy) promotes the fabrication and use of plant-based medicine elaborated according to local traditional remedies.
Based in the city of Altamira, in the state of Pará, north of Brazil, the Farmacia Verde center is complete with its garden and laboratory. Four people work there full time, producing the medicine.
Farmacia Verde will eventually be funded by the Fundaçao Ipiranga em Belèm, hopefully by summer 2008, but until then Friends of Humanity will be contributing the monthly $900 necessary for operations to run smoothly.
For more details on this project, please click here.