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.
Colombia is a presidential republic located in the far north of South America. It is the only country in the subcontinent that has coasts on both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, through the Caribbean Sea. Its population is the result of a blend of Native Americans, Europeans and Africans. Fundación MAPFRE works in collaboration with local entities to develop their projects.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 NU3 Foundation provides comprehensive care to 200 boys and girls from birth to 12 years, young people, pregnant women, nursing mothers and family units at the “Centro Integral la Chinita” in the Barranquilla district of Malambo city.
The Laudes Infantis Foundation carries out this program destined to generate opportunities for training and pyscho-social care for the populations of the towns of Bella Flor, San José de los Sauces and Arrayanes (three of the most deprived areas of Bogotá,) with the aim of improving job opportunities, and in turn, working toward peace in the country.
The project carried out by the Fundación Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar directly benefits 22,000 children, teenage mothers and the extremely poor, who receive medical attention at its Juan Felipe IPS Medical Centre.
The Bambi Homes Foundation for Child Support offers comprehensive protection to 35 children ranging in age from birth to five years, affected by situations of family violence, mistreatment, abuse, begging, malnutrition, and other factors, offering them a complete recuperation process leading to their healthy development.
The Foundation for the Support of Abandoned Children (FANA) provides care for 87 children ranging in age from birth to 12 years old, who are at risk of social exclusion. The aim is that the children grow up in favorable conditions which will contribute to their physical and emotional rehabilitation.
The Programa Integral Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes con Oportunidades carried out by FUCOLDE, offers educational, cultural and sports activities to 800 boys, girls and adolescents between 8 and 16 years of age and helps prevent their recruitment by armed groups operating in the country.
The Dharma Foundation takes in 105 children with cancer from settings with limited resources. The project provides them a home, food and support for their schooling, while they receive medical treatment.
The Foundation for the Care of Abandoned Children (FANA) provides both nutritional and comprehensive care for 87 children ranging in age from birth to 12 years old, who are at risk of social exclusion.
The Bambi Homes Foundation for Child Support offers comprehensive protection to 35 children ranging in age from birth to five years, at risk of social exclusion, giving them health coverage, education, food, fun and affection.
The Laudes Infantis Foundation carries out a program based on community barter, which benefits 500 people from Bella Flor, San José de los Sauces or Brisas del Volador, three of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods of Bogotá.
The Fundación Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar takes care of 18,000 infants, children, and teenage mothers of low income in situations of vulnerability, offering medical attention at its Juan Felipe IPS Medical Center.