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Causes: Economic Development, Human Services, International, International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Mission: Empower individuals and families in the poorest communities of The Americas, toward their sustainable transformation. CONVIVENTIA embraces its mission with compassion and excellence, in obedience to the Divine mandate of Loving one another and the desire to be an example of the Word of God put into action. We work with our members and through partners in the region, from a people centered approach, empowering those living in poverty and the organizations that work amongst them, taking actions to respect, protect and fulfill human rights, while directing individuals toward taking responsibility for their own development.

Results: Conviventia through its members organizations, provides formal education services to over 3500 children living in vulnerable communities through our community schools located in Cartagena, Barranquilla, Bogota and Soacha in Colombia. 900 children from public schools participate in after school academic reinforcement programs. 60 girls who have been victims of abuse and neglect, receive protection at the Protection Home for girls, located in Tenjo, Colombia. 25 families transformed their shacks into proper and safer houses in 2012, with support of our member CDA. Over 1000 micro-businesses are flourishing thanks to financial services provided through our member MFI, Forjar. 1000+ youth and adults learnt vocational skills, improving their livelihoods at the PTI Vocational Training Centers. Over 400 people in need, were successfully placed at formal jobs in 2012, through the Job and Business center. 2000 families, linked to Schools for parents. Our knowledge and experience is being shared with organizations such as Second Mile Mission Center and Generation One in 2012, through our Capacity Building services to non-profit organizations, which include training in each of our fields of action, organizational capacity assessment, planning for improvement, monitoring and evaluation and more!

Target demographics: Individuals and families in the poorest communities of The Americas.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 11,000 people through our programs.

Geographic areas served: Latin America & the Caribbean with special emphasis in Colombia

Programs: Conviventia works through its members and partners in five programmatic areas, which interconnect to bring about the desired empowerment and change. These are Education, Protection, Basic Needs, Income Generation & Community Development. Likewise, it offers services to non-profits in the Americas toward strengthening their capacity to achieve improved results.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Anna de Galvez

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my third year as a volunteer at Conviventia, and I haven't ceased to be amazed by the wonderful work they do. God has blessed me greatly by giving me the opportunity to be a part of what they are doing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with Conviventia has been an incredible experience!
I thank God for giving the oportunity to serve others through Conviventia.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I grew up oversees and have worked with many different non-profit organizations over the years; CDA is the most thoughtful, thorough and holistic organization I have ever had the privilege of working with. With a deep commitment to excellence and a thoughtful nuanced approach to their work and interventions they really are making a difference in Colombia. The staff have big hearts and a passion to help as well as the critical technical and professional expertise necessary to help change lives and build a better brighter future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Conviventia has been instrumental in increasing our capacity to serve the poor. They have learned so much over the years and do an amazing job sharing the information and training other nonprofits. They work tirelessly to equip others to raise the level and quality of their work. We are indebted to them for all the strategic planning and thinking they have lead us through.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great work, not only helping the most needy people to develop their capacities and talents to generate a sustainable transformation in their communities, but also sharing knowledge and best practices to pair organizations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Gran trabajo integral de desarrollo en Colombia, a traves de CDA. Educacion, salud, microcreditos, y oportunidades de capacitacion y trabajo para las familias en situacion de pobreza y vulnerabilidad. Un equipo humano dedicado y comprometido en ser muestra del amor de Cristo y Su palabra a traves de hechos, cambiando vidas, superando barreras, mejorando circunstancias, empoderando personas, desarrollando comunidades. Felicitaciones.

2 Gina18

Volunteer

Rating: 0

Es increíble la gestión que realizan para ayudar a la reducción de la pobreza en Latinoamérica.

3 Willie V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An integral approach to reach a sustainable transformation in the communities they work!!!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the highest concept of Conviventia, they are organized, professional and very caring. I can vouch they put the greatest compassion into all the do. They lead the organization with integrity.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering for this organization about seven months ago, and what I liked the most is that I immediately became part of the family, that I was submerged in the values of the organization which motivated me even more to help, since it allowed me to see the real difference that was being made on each children and family. I also loved how I grew as a person by understanding the we are all created equal, with the same dignity, value and that we need to live and work together if we want to see a real difference made on the lives of the people living in poverty.