Based in Colombia

Fundacion La Vecina

A Non-profit

Organization Details

Foundation La Vecina is a Dutch-Colombian non-profit organisation. Its main goal is to have a positive impact on the living conditions of disadvantaged children in Cartagena, Colombia, giving them the prospect of a brighter future.

We do this by:

  • Providing the children & adolescents with education, food, medical & psychological support and recreational activities
  • Supporting local initiatives with financial help and supplies
  • Raising awareness and generating support for the issues/problems of underprivileged children

The significance of La Vecina is simple, a neighbor. We want for these children a neighbor to whom hey can always go, who helps them if others are unable. Currently 115 kids come daily to the foundation.

Support Needs

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Impact Story

“There he lies in the dark, below a statue on a busy square in the centre of Cartagena, a street-kid, at the most, 6 years old. Once in a while, the headlights of cars passing by shine on his face. Nobody stops to help him.” That´s the image that made a huge impression on Nathalie Rietman. These children need urgent help and that`s exactly why Nathalie founded the Dutch foundation in 2005.

Foundation La Vecina helps underprivileged children in the Colombian city of Cartagena, providing them with education and support so that they will have a better future

Watch our video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZT145DUFv0