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Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America

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Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
Empower & Support Nonprofits in South America
SODIS Foundation Bolivia
SODIS Foundation Bolivia

I spent my last few months in beautiful Bolivia, Chile and Argentina and it was as amazing as the first part of my trip! Bolivia was short but had the opportunity to spend valuable time with some of our partner organizations and really experience first-hand the depth of their work. Some of my favorite visits where to Mano a Mano Bolivia who received funds to build a school in Tunas Pampa, a very remote community near Cochabamba, where I met kids that walk around 2-3 hours to attend school daily. Before this school was built their old school was built of adobe and it was very dark and small. No proper chairs, desks or learning materials. Teachers had to move to these communities for yearly contracts and they had nowhere to live. Thanks to Mano a Mano Boliva, multiple schools in the area have been remodeled, teachers have on site small apartments and spacious and clean classrooms, and communties have new recreational areas and medical centers. 

I traveled to Chile from Bolivia though Uyuni and slowly made my way to Santiago where we had 2 great workshops with two great organizations- Fundación Colunga and Comunidad Organizaciones Solidarias that have an extensive NGO network in Chile. After a few visits to our partner orgs I traveled to Argentina where I had the opportunity to visit Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Santa Fe and Rosario and visit our partners. I´m posting some of the pictures I can actually share with you guys as some of them I´m unable to due to children and constituent privacy. 

 

Here are a few of the projects I visited: 

 

-Disability ID Card for People in Rural Bolivia, Tukuy Pacha 

-Sponsor the Care of a Latin American Burned Child, Coaniquem Chile

-Support Innovation in Vulnerable Schools, Educacion 2020

-Support Innovation in Vulnerable Schools, VE Global

-Stand With Us - Prevent Youth Suicide - Save Lives, Fundacion Todo Mejora Chile 

-Help underprivileged children code their future, El Desafio Foundation Argentina

-Pediatric Services in Remote Areas of Argentina, Sumando Manos Foundation 

-Argentina: a Gift for Education, ACDI Argentina 

-Education Program for Youth in Argentina, PILARES

-Scholarships for Outstanding Students in Argentina, Atrapasueños

Mano a Mano Bolivia
Mano a Mano Bolivia
Workshop in Santiago Chile
Workshop in Santiago Chile
Mano a Mano Bolivia
Mano a Mano Bolivia
Centro Conviven Argentina
Centro Conviven Argentina
PILARES Buenos Aires
PILARES Buenos Aires
Fundacion Patronato Maria Auxiliadora
Fundacion Patronato Maria Auxiliadora

My journey as a field traveler in South America has just ended and I cannot be more thankful for the opportunity every donor has given me and our GlobalGiving partners, to be able to visit them and better help them. I´ll tell you a bit about Colombia and Peru and my time there. 

I started my journey in Colombia and traveled north from Bogotá to Medellin, then to Urabá region to visit which was a great site visit... I then spent some weeks in Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta and Minca. Thanks to your donations, we had a total of 3 crowdfunding workshops for our current partners and we had some meetings and workshops with potential partners. In total we had around 30 site visits adn spent time with every one of our partners to ensure we provide them with feedback regarding their projects and also help them improve their overall presence on the platform. 

Some of my site visits where to these projects: 

-Fundacion Projeter Sans Frontieres Proyectar Sin Fronteras, Fundación Proyectar Sin Fronteras  

-330 Kids Reach Nutrition and Development in Bogota, Fundación Amiguitos Royal 

-Estufas for Displaced families, Grupo Aleimar Onlus 

- Equip Classrooms for School Children in Colombia, Conviventia

-Give at-risk Colombian children a safe home, Fundación Niños de los Andes

-Soccer and school for 1500 Colombian kids at risk, Fundación Tiempo de Juego

-GIVE A HOME TO STREET CHILDREN IN COLOMBIA, Fundación Dones de Misericordia 

-Micro-credits for Baru Island entrepreneurs, Fundación Hernán Echeverría Olozaga

-Hospital Classroom for 10.000 children in Medellin, Children Hospital of San Vicente Foundation 

-Give A New Smile to 20 Children in Uraba, Colombia, Fundauniban 

I then traveled from Colombia to Peru through the amazon and took a slow boat from Leticia, Colombia, to Pebas, Peru, overnight and spent a few days with Center for Amazon Community Ecology Center. Then took another boat to Iquitos, and after a few days made my way down to Lima. Overall, Peru was an amazing experience. Our partners are addressing problems anywhere from climate change, supporting and recovering rainforests in multiple parts of the Amazonian jungle (Pucallpa, Iquitos, Tampobata region), empowering artisans and promoting fair trade, taking medicinal brigades to the poorest and furthest areas. I´ll share with you a few images of my trip!

Fundacion Tiempo de Juego
Fundacion Tiempo de Juego
Fundacion Patronato Maria Auxiliadora
Fundacion Patronato Maria Auxiliadora
Fundacion CRAN
Fundacion CRAN
Fundacion Proyectar Sin Fronteras
Fundacion Proyectar Sin Fronteras
Fundauniban
Fundauniban
Fundacion Dones de Misericordia
Fundacion Dones de Misericordia
Center for Amazon Community Ecology
Center for Amazon Community Ecology
Amazon
Amazon
Camino Verde
Camino Verde
 

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