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Conviventia

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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

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Juan Guillermo G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had the blessing to help them in many fundraising events, and to visit their projects in Colombia. they are an organization that truly work to make a lasting change in the communities they work in.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Very organized and professional team. I am a sponsor and want to congratulate Conviventia for the efficient and timely flow of information (letters, reports, gifts, news, ect.) between sponsors and the students back in Colombia. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the team!

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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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been sponsoring a child in Colombia through Conviventia, and the experience has been amazing. I have been able to be a part of the change in somebodys life, not only financially but also spiritually, and I know that me and my family have been very blessed with this opportuniotty and hope to remain supporting this organization for may years to come.