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La Vida Christmas Appeal 2018

This Christmas donate to La Vida Christmas Appeal and we will ensure that your donation will support local projects in Latin America.
Our current most urgent funding priorities are set out below.

La Vida Poder Joven

Poder Joven (Colombia)
Refuge for street children in Medellin, Colombia.

£100 would provide food, medical and school supplies for four children for a month.


Todos Juntos (Argentina)
Todos Juntos’ three dental clinics supply restorative care to about 7,000 young patients/year in the slums of Buenos Aires. 

£450/month provides 30 children with free dental care, with a positive impact on physical and psychological development, educational performance, self-esteem and future job opportunities.

La Vida - Helping Hands

Helping Hands  (La Paz, Bolivia)
A centre which looks after disadvantaged teenagers and helps them to continue with their education, significantly improving life chances. 

We are currently looking for sponsors for five young people
£200 for  those still in high school
£800 for one year for those university students needing help with rental costs.

Villa Maria facade

Villa Maria Primary School (Lima, Peru)
A school offering disadvantaged children an education and the chance of a better life

We are hoping to finish furnishing and equipping two recently-built floors of this primary school with arts, sports and educational materials.
£1,000 would provide a significant amount of what they need.
£220/year a bursary for a child, ensuring the poorest children can attend school


Amantani (Ccorca, Highlands of Peru)
Educational boarding houses for girls in a remote indigenous community

£4,500 for 30 students in their final year to attend 200 hours of residential learning to prepare for further education and formal employment.

viva a vida workshop

 Viva a Vida – Multimedia Girls project (Bahia, Brazil)

This ambitious new project proposes to train 20 young women as facilitators of debates about how to confront sexual violence and cyberbullying, through a course with specific content areas and arts education workshops.  In turn, the young women will run debates for 1,500 state school students within the region, which is considered high risk for this form of violence.

 £50,000 would pay for the full project, but could be reduced by limiting the scope of the work.

Recent projects supported by La Vida

Education for the Children

Education For The Children runs a School of Hope: 'La Esperanza’ in the Jocotenango region, an urban area with one of the lowest literacy rates in the western hemisphere.

Project Somos

The Project Somos Children’s Village is an eco-sustainable community aiming to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by providing quality education and healthy food to families in need.

Educate – community library

A project to empower children and young people in Honduras through supporting community-driven initiatives focused on education

Fondo Guadalupe Musalem

Fondo Guadalupe Musalem supports disadvantaged young women, mainly from rural, indigenous and Afro-Mexican communities in Oaxaca.

Mano Vuelta

An equitable life and rights for indigenous children, youth and women from Oaxaca with a gender, intercultural and anti-racist perspective.
Children jumping

El Rio Foundation

Providing educational, sporting and environmental projects to positively impact the local community

Nosso Instituto – pregnancy prevention

Nosso Instituto's main focus is the sexual and reproductive rights of the individual.

Maya Midwives Project

The midwives provide essential care for the indigenous Maya community in the Mam-speaking area of the western highlands of Guatemala
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