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.
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.
The Fundación Colombiana para el Desarrollo (FUCOLDE) is carrying out the “Values for Coexistence and Skills for Youth Employment” project through which it works to improve the lives of 1,900 boys, girls and young people in situations of social exclusion in various towns of Colombia.
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.
The Fundación Dharma offers companionship, a home, and training to boys and girls with cancer in Bogota. The project looks after 105 boys and girls between 5 and 18 years of age, and gives them the care needed to treat the disease and to enable them to continue with their academic training.
The Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation (JUANFE), is working on a project to improve the physical and psychological health of vulnerable children and their teenage mothers, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
The Fundación Ayuda a la Infancia Hogares BAMBI is working in Medellín, Colombia, offering health and nutritional care, and education to children of the area who find themselves in a vulnerable situation.
The Foundation for the Support of Abandoned Children (FANA) in Colombia, with the support of Fundación MAPFRE, ensures that the 87 children who live in the center run by the organization receive proper nutritional care.