Thanks to Fundación Ayuda a la Infancia Hogares Bambi, children in Medellin (Colombia) can have a well-balanced development, enabling them to think, express themselves and be creative. And most importantly of all, they can be happy.
Colombia is a presidential republic located at the northern-most tip of South America. It is the only country on the subcontinent with coasts on both the Pacific and the Atlantic, via the Caribbean sea. Its population is a result of the miscegenation of native Americans, Europeans and Africans. Fundación MAPFRE is working on the development of six projects alongside six local organizations.
In order to be able learn and grow you need to have your basic needs met. They are well aware of this at FANA, which is why they provide nutritional support to so many children, and offer them comprehensive care and most importantly of all, a lot of love.
Fundación Juanfe offers education and work for teenage mothers in Cartagena in order to help them escape the poverty trap. They learn how to empower themselves and how to provide their children with a stable environment where they can have a healthy childhood safe from violence and extreme poverty.
The Casa de la Madre y el Niño have kick-started this project which seeks to provide its young beneficiaries with the opportunity to live a better life and have a brighter future ahead of them. They are offered the possibility of continuing with their studies while living with a foster family who can provide them with an environment where they can truly flourish and where they can break out of the cycle of poverty.
One of the objectives of the project is the reincorporation into society of communities forming part of the project through implementing food safety and nutrition, healthcare, education and income generation strategies.