The history of Instituto PluriBrasil began in 2002, when a group of professionals from different areas decided to act in favor of gypsy communities living in vulnerable situations in the city of Curitiba-PR.
Realizing the discrimination they were exposed to, facing various restrictions to install their tents and access public services, the group developed a work that consisted of LISTENING to the community and ATTENDING according to the conditions that the group had.
In this way, they created the “joint service”, bringing together volunteers, lawyers, nurses, doctors, teachers, nutritionists, hairdressers, etc., offering the services they requested to the communities.
As time went by, the work was developed by welcoming Gypsy leaders into its team, who contributed in a special way, as they knew the reality of their own communities in detail.
This work grew and reached assistance in other cities and municipalities in the State of Paraná, and also in other states. Between 2003 and 2010 the group organized joint efforts and got to know other realities in Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás, Paraíba, Bahia, Sergipe etc.
Improving its activities, the group decided to organize itself in the form of an association, in 2013, creating the Social Association for Integral Support to Gypsies (ASAIC), with the fancy name “Drom Lachom” (“Good Way”, in Gypsy language).
Once legally organized, ASAIC developed several projects in the areas of education, health, law, citizenship, etc., training Roma leaders in the defense of human rights, linking public power structures such as city halls, state and federal governments and legislative sectors.
In 2020, in view of the pandemic caused by the new Coronavirus, in its food campaign to help families in vulnerable economic situations, ASAIC received demands from other ethnic groups, such as Senegalese, Syrians, Haitians, Venezuelans, etc., so that in a meeting the members understood the potential, decided to expand their operations to serve these other groups, focusing on the ethnic-racial profile, changing its object and name: Brazilian Institute of Support for Ethnic-Racial Segments (IBASER), with the fancy name “Instituto PluriBrasil”.