Dr. Jean Maurice Faivre develops its project with the part of the group that sobrou, some opponents had been substituted at posterior moments for old inhabitants of the province. As mineral resources this community can count on two important sources, being a whitewash carbonate quarry and a sulphureous water source Being born in the year of 1847, the Agricultural Colony Tereza Cristina, in which the founding search to homage Empress Tereza Cristina, person for who Faivre had great affection, friend who much had contributed for the accomplishment of this plan. Using to advantage fertile lands to the edges of the Ivai and climate favorable to the development of agriculture, they invest in the plantations of tobacco, rice, sugar cane-of-sugar, cotton coffee, maize and others. In the industrial segment and using to advantage itself of the resources natural they construct potteries, you would saw, mills, stills for manufacture of aguardente and rapadura. They searched to commercialize the excess of the production with other towns, as Tip-Thick and Guarapuava. For the principles in which they had been established, this enterprise is recognized as the beginning of the Brazilian cooperativismo, as information In Brazil, considers the year of 1847 as the beginning of the movement in the country. He was when I medicate it French Jean Maurice Faivre inaugurated the Agricultural Colony Tereza Cristina, with inspiration in the ideal humanists, together with other European colonists in the Paran.
The movement served of reference for the future experiences. Jean Maurice, imagined that all that carried through effort could serve of example, and that new investments of the same nature were carried through. Had to the principles adopted for the founder, life form that the people led in this colony, this is recognized as the first experience of cooperativismo in Brazil. Remembering that only three years had if past, after Robert Owen and its followers to have established the Society of the Honest Pioneers of Rochdale, when deep Faivre such colony, also searching a different alternative of life in the paranaense interior, specifically in the central region of the State of the Paran.