La Vida is  a small, effective, 100% volunteer run Latin American charity

La Vida distributes grants for projects such as student scholarships, medical training, school expansions and community health education. We have an impressively low cost base with 97% of the funds raised going directly to our projects. Everyone working for the charity, including the trustees and executive committee, gives their time on a voluntarily basis.


Corpolatin – Children of the Andes

La Vida’s new project is Corpolatin, the most-used children’s helpline in Colombia.

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ecological stove

Ecological Stoves – Guatemala

In partnership with New Life Mexico and Small Change 4 Big Change, La Vida is sponsoring ecological stoves that use 60% less wood.

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La Vida Villa Maria

Sponsor a Child – Villa Maria, Peru

We currently have a “Sponsor a Child” scheme set up with the Villa Maria pre-school in Lima, Peru. Your sponsorship will have a significant impact on a child’s education and future prospects.

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Viva A Vida- (In)Dependencias

Viva a Vida- (In)Dependencias

Our partner Viva a Vida  innovative drugs prevention programme uses drama to educate young people in Bahia, Brazil. Their show "(In)Dependencias" is…

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There are many ways to get involved.

Recent Projects

Pasitos De Luz – New Life Mexico

Pasitos de Luz - New Life Mexico

Providing 10 litres of powdered milk a day for 40 disabled children

Ecological Stoves – New Life Mexico / Small Change 4 Big Change

Ecological Stoves – New Life Mexico / Small Change 4 Big Change

Building Ecological Stoves for families living in rural Guatemala

Corpolatin – Children Of The Andes

Corpolatin - Children of the Andes

Corpolatin is Colombia’s most-used chidren's helpline.

Amantani – Graduate Programme

Amantani - Graduate programme

The Graduate Programme will help girls in the Boarding Houses to graduate from school and to transition into their new lives.

Viva A Vida

Viva a Vida

Young people will undertake workshops in Drug Prevention, Life Plan activities and Community Prevention Activities

Villa Maria

Villa Maria

A school which is a beacon of hope in its community, offering disadvantaged children an education and the chance of a better life.

Poder Joven

Poder Joven

Preventative program that helps at risk children to find a better alternative to the street

Todos Juntos – Sonrisa

Todos Juntos - Sonrisa

Providing disadvantaged children with a reason to smile

Ação Forte

Ação Forte

Improving the lives of 50-60 teenagers directly and up to 1200 indirectly within the community of Campinas through our youth education programme

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Helping hands is a true dream for all the young people so they can finish their studies.