A very big thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who have led fundraising campaings recently helping us raise over £8,000, allowing us to help vulnerable indigenous communities like the ones below, and to help disadvantageous children have a happier Christmas!
"Ivonne's Support FOCSA - Help Colombia!". We are very happy for her successful Christmas campaign raising almost £6,000 to donate clothing and toys to underprivileged children in Colombia!
"Myriam's Five Hundred Thousand Steps for the Indigenous People of Colombia".
We would like to thank Myriam Martinez, one of our volunteers who walked over 500,000 steps to raise £2,300 in London and Colombia
Clemencia Wiese's campaign "Walk, Run or Cycle for Colombia Challenge" helped us donate 113 food parcels to the indigenous communities at the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
113 Food parcels for a value of £2,000 were donated to the indigenous communities as follows: 60 to the Kantinurwa community and 53 to the Yechikin community at the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The donated food was: rice, oil, lentils, beans, coffee, brown sugar, pasta, canned tuna, sugar, oats, and powdered milk.
Clemencia Wiese's campaign "Walk, Run or Cycle for Colombia Challenge" helped us donate 150 food parcels to the Guapi indigenous communities
150 Food parcels for a value of £1,000 were donated to the indigenous people of the Eperara Siapidara communities of the Bellavista and Partidero and Guapi reserves. The donated food was: rice, oil, lentils, beans, coffee, brown sugar, pasta, canned tuna, sugar, oats, and powdered milk.
FOCSA Milk donation - Fundación Santa Rita de Cascia
FOCSA continues to help during the Covid 19 pandemic in Colombia. £2,000 worth of Dairy Food (Milk) donated to the Fundación Santa Rita de Cascia, Bogotá that takes care of 65 children with very complex and severe illnesses.
"Thank you" messages about FOCSA's donations
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.