"We strongly believe in this project [My Home Improvement]. It is, above all, a measure that develops industry, improves employment, betters the economy. A country only grows and improves its social situation via employment. (...) It will be very good for Brazil, for this needy population of people who need and have the right to have what we have, which is a good TV, a stove, a refrigerator." See the video.
Luisa Trajano, businesswoman, president of the Magazine Luisa, about the My Home Improvement program
"Most low-income consumers spent much of their lives without credit and living from informal work. At the moment, the market has opened its doors for consumption and credit. This segment of the population needs guidance, to spend wisely and take advantage of this new reality. Now they don't want to hear that they cannot make purchases."
Ione Amorim, economist at the Brazilian Consumer Protection Institute (Idec)
"I have no fear in saying that the policy of raising the value of the minimum wage, which should last until 2023, is one of the most important social policies in Brazil's history. It ensures inclusion, income distribution, an increase in wages as a whole and improves the quality of life for millions of Brazilians.”
Vagner Freitas, president of the Central Workers Union (CUT)