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La Vida endeavours to directly grant funding to specific projects that relieve sickness and/or improve education in any Latin American country.

La Vida has supported projects in the following countries

Argentina

Todos Juntos: Sonrisa – Providing disadvantaged children with a reason to smile

Bolivia

Fundesoc- Environmental Education Task Force raising awareness of the importance of environmental issues and improve waste management within schools

Helping hands –  helping young people to finish their studies.

Cerniquem – free treatment for children from low income families who have suffered burns in the family home.

Brazil

Ponseti Project La Vida’s first project. We trained 556 orthopaedic surgeons throughout Brazil, who helped 5000 children just in 2008 using the Ponseti technique to treat clubfoot.

Nosso Instituto promotes education about sexuality and new models of women’s health based on science, gives access to long duration contraception methods, train health professionals, and build support networks.

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

Viva a Vida citizenship and drug prevention workshops for young people

Ação Forte  improving the lives of teenagers and their families through an youth education programme

Combu – windows for the school classrooms to keep out the mosquitos.

SIAO Orphanage – a plantation project to provide a regular income for the orphanage.

Colombia

El Rio Foundation –  educational, sporting and environmental projects to positively impact the local community

Corpolatin – Children of the Andes – Colombia’s most-used chidren’s helpline.

Poder Joven -preventative program that helps at risk children to find a better alternative to the street

Antorchas de Vida – a computer room and first aid room at a centre for street kids.

Costa Rica

Corcovado Foundation –Creating the environmental leaders of the millennium: environmental education programme

Ecuador

Yanapuma Foundation – giving PCs to a community

Honduras

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

Guatemala

Project Somos – An eco-sustainable community aiming to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by providing quality education and healthy food to families in need.

Maya Midwives – Breastfeeding Support project – support and teach new mothers how to breastfeed using the Kangaroo program.

Ecological Stoves –  Building Ecological Stoves for families living in rural Guatemala

The Spina Bifida Prevention Project – a campaign to promote the consumption of folic acid which prevents Spina Bifida

Escuela Republica de Francia Project Children  now have a safe environment to learn and play in and have the proper equipment to develop their extra-curricular skills

 

Mexico

Fondo Guadalupe Musalem – supporting disadvantaged young women, mainly from rural, indigenous and Afro-Mexican communities

Mano Vuelta – An equitable life and rights with a gender, intercultural and anti-racist perspective

Pasitos de Luz –Providing 10 litres of powdered milk a day for 40 disabled children

Water Houses – The school water houses give children access to clean drinking water every day and they can also fill bottles to take home to their families.

Amistad – Providing clean drinking water and healthy meals to primary school children.

The Clínica de Beneficencia Project the hospital offers medical services to those with no other access to medical care in its vicinity

Peru

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.

Amantani –  The Transitions Programme empowers young people from indigenous communities in the Andes to access further education and fair employment.

Current and past projects

Please contact us if you are interested in supporting a specific project

Project Somos

Current projects, Guatemala, Projects
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.
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Educate – community library

Current projects, Honduras, Projects
A project to empower children and young people in Honduras through supporting community-driven initiatives focused on education
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Fondo Guadalupe Musalem

Current projects, Mexico, Projects
Fondo Guadalupe Musalem supports disadvantaged young women, mainly from rural, indigenous and Afro-Mexican communities in Oaxaca.
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Mano Vuelta

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

El Rio Foundation

Colombia, Current projects, Projects
Providing educational, sporting and environmental projects to positively impact the local community
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Nosso Instituto – pregnancy prevention

Brazil, Current projects, Projects
Nosso Instituto's main focus is the sexual and reproductive rights of the individual.
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Maya Midwives Project

Current projects, Guatemala, Projects
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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Corcovado Foundation

Costa Rica, Current projects, Projects
Creating the environmental leaders of the millennium: environmental education programme
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Villa Maria

Current projects, Peru, Projects
A school which is a beacon of hope in its community, offering disadvantaged children an education and the chance of a better life.
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Viva a Vida

Brazil, Current projects, Projects
Young people will undertake workshops in Drug Prevention, Life Plan activities and Community Prevention Activities
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Cuca Legal

Brazil, Past Projects, Projects
Cuca Legal welcomes disadvantaged children and teenagers and their families giving them a new perspective on life
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Fundesoc- Environmental Education Task Force

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

Pasitos de Luz – New Life Mexico

Mexico, Past Projects, Projects
Providing 10 litres of powdered milk a day for 40 disabled children
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ecological stove

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

Guatemala, Past Projects, Projects
Building Ecological Stoves for families living in rural Guatemala
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corpolatin

Corpolatin – Children of the Andes

Colombia, Past Projects, Projects
Corpolatin is Colombia’s most-used chidren's helpline.
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Amantani

Amantani – Transitions programme

Current projects, Peru, Projects
Amantani's Transitions programme empowers young people from indigenous communities in the Andes to access further education and fair employment.
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Poder Joven

Colombia, Current projects, Projects
Preventative program that helps at risk children to find a better alternative to the street
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Todos Juntos – Sonrisa

Argentina, Past Projects, Projects
Providing disadvantaged children with a reason to smile
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Ação Forte

Brazil, Past Projects, Projects
Improving the lives of 50-60 teenagers directly and up to 1200 indirectly within the community of Campinas through our youth education programme
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Helping Hands

Bolivia, Current projects, Projects
Helping hands is a true dream for all the young people so they can finish their studies.
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La Vida -New Life Water House

Water Houses – New Life Mexico

Mexico, Past Projects, Projects
The school water houses give children access to clean drinking water every day and they can also fill bottles to take home to their families.
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La Vida -Amistad

Amistad – San Cristobal Primary School

Mexico, Past Projects, Projects
Providing clean drinking water and healthy meals to primary school children.
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The Clínica de Beneficencia Project

Mexico, Past Projects, Projects
Treating over 8000 patients a year, the hospital offers medical services to those with no other access to medical care in its vicinity
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La Vida Antorchas de Vida

Antorchas de Vida

Colombia, Past Projects, Projects
Building a computer room and first aid room at a centre for street kids.
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