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La Vida is  a small, effective, 100% volunteer run Latin American charity supporting communities’ health, education and environment

Founded in 2006, La Vida is a small, effective, 100% volunteer-run UK-registered charity which supports grassroots projects in the fields of education and health throughout Latin America. La Vida distributes grants in areas such as youth development, supports primary and secondary education initiatives, school expansions and community health and environmental programmes. We have an impressively low cost base with over 98% 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 voluntary basis. We have a rigorous governance process and go to great lengths to ensure funds are properly allocated and well monitored and have a significant, long-term local impact.

Corcovado Foundation 2

Corcovado Foundation

Corcovado is our first project in Costa Rica. The projects supports economic development and environmental education in the South Pacific area of Costa Rica.

Viva a Vida

Viva a Vida works to empower at-risk adolescents, young people and children to make healthy choices and develop autonomy and control over their lives.

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.

COVID-19 Relief Effort

COVID-19 relief effort

COVID-19 appeal: Please help communities in Latin America who are severely affected by coronavirus. Food and medicine are desperately needed.

Support La Vida 

There are many ways to get involved.

Recent Projects

Corcovado Foundation

Creating the environmental leaders of the millennium: environmental education programme

Cuca Legal

Cuca Legal welcomes disadvantaged children and teenagers and their families giving them a new perspective on life

Fundesoc- Environmental Education Task Force

A pilot programme to raise awareness of the importance of environmental issues and improve waste management within schools
Pasitos de Luz

Pasitos de Luz – New Life Mexico

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

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

La Vida

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