WALK, RUN OR CYCLE FOR COLOMBIA!
Help us to support indigenous communities in Colombia severely affected by COVID-19. Their economy, mostly depending on handicrafts, lies in ruin. They often do not have access to healthcare and essential services. They suffer significantly higher rates of diseases. Poor sanitation and lack of key preventative measures leave many in despair. Hunger and malnutrition are now commonplace.
WHAT TO DO?
Until the 30th September 2020 join together with family and friends. Create a challenge or event. Set your own targets for walking, running or cycling and start seeking sponsorship. Raise funds to help us help vulnerable indigenous communities in Colombia.
Donate through FOCSA’s fundraising campaign in JustGiving to send food and basic necessities to affected communities by clicking on JustGiving below:
Create your own fundraising in JustGiving and link it to our FOCSA campaign. To opt for this option please see instructions in the JustGiving link below:
We did it, You did it! Thank you for your support for FOCSA's
COVID19 Special Appeal!
Thank you very much for helping us make a difference in Colombia during this pandemic!
With the generous support from our friends all over the world, we managed to raise over £20,000 and donate essential PPE equipment to key hospitals in Colombia in Bogotá, Cali, La Dorada, Ocaña and Barrancabermeja for all the medical staff working there tirelessly. These key institutions, located in areas of severe impact, are playing a key role in saving lives and FOCSA is very proud to have helped during these challenging times.
With your help we were able to protect all the wonderful and caring doctors and nurses that belong to hospitals such as Hospital Universitario Mederi in Bogotá, Hospital Universitario del Valle, ESE Salud Dorada Caldas, Hospital Emiro Quintero Cañizares Ocaña and ESE Barrancabermeja.
We are delighted to share with you that FOCSA donated 2,000 face masks to very vulnerable hospitals and foundations such as the Colsubsidio Clinic in Bogota that treats children with Leukemia!
About Friends of Colombia for Social Aid - FOCSA
Our mission is to help to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged children in Colombia. We fulfil our mission by donating medical, educational and other vital equipment to hospitals and specialised institutions that treat these children and improve the quality of their lives.
We receive many requests for help from poorly-funded hospitals that assist children in very scarce conditions all over the country. These requests are reviewed by our medical advisors and the help of our Projects committee in London and Bogotá, and we prioritise based on the impact we will have. We not only save the lives of babies and children, but often the mothers' whose lives are in danger. By helping the children, we are contributing to the welfare of the families as well.
After we have donated, we have follow-up visits to ensure the donated equipment is used properly and to have an ongoing dialogue with the institutions and hospitals that received our donations.