WHAT WE DO
Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
Through Development Cooperation projects, we reach out to children living in poverty in countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. We work towards strengthening the communities they live in to improve their situation and create changes that will help them have access to a better future.
Global Humanitaria also provides services to humanitarian crisis victims by satisfying their basic needs and helping them overcome the critical times, as well as restoring their rights and ensuring their protection. Through Humanitarian Aid projects, we serve child victims of armed conflicts who have faced situations of forced and massive displacement in the Middle East, in order to promote their physical, psychological, and emotional recovery.
In the Development Cooperation Area, we carry out projects in different sectors:
Access to education is a fundamental right and the most effective tool in the fight against poverty and exclusion. On that premise, we work towards promoting universal basic education, reducing school absenteeism and illiteracy, and advancing local educational policies. Therefore, we distribute school supplies, build or improve school facilities, and give schools adequate equipment. We also carry out training programs for teachers, educational staff, families, and community members to strengthen their ability to improve their quality of life and that of children.
Health is closely linked to development dynamics, and its absence is one of the most distinctive features of poverty. The projects we carry out in this area of intervention aim to promote the universalization of access to basic health, strengthening the exercise of rights, and citizens’ participation and control in health matters. In so doing, we establish programs that include training sessions in hygiene, sexual and reproductive health, and maternal and child care, as well as programs for basic sanitation and the promotion of healthy environments. We also build and improve health facilities and provide direct assistance in some cases.
3: Food Safety
We work towards ensuring access to food for the most vulnerable population, in collaboration with local agents and international organizations. To this end, we undertake projects to bolster institutional and community networks around food security. Our goal is to improve the nutrition of the population, prioritizing school-age children. We carry out our actions at school canteens, where thousands of primary school children go and which we manage in cooperation with families and communities to eventually make them self-sustaining. This program also allows us to improve school attendance of children.
4: Government and Civil Society
Many people we work with do not participate in public policies that directly affect them. Among other reasons is that for a long time, they have been marginalized from resources such as education, training, and health and have been left without a voice in the decision-making spaces of their region, whether because of their status as women, because they belong to indigenous communities, or because of poverty. Our training and education projects aim to promote active and participatory citizenship that can decide and guide its own development.
5: Human Rights
We work towards the recognition of people’s economic, social, and political rights, against discrimination, and towards the right to be protected against any form of exploitation and abuse. Our programs aim to bolster the abilities of the communities we work in and to promote, defend, and protect the basic exercise of rights of each member of the community.
6: Women and Development
We carry out training programs, mainly in rural and deprived urban areas, to educate women about their rights and how to claim them, in order to strengthen their engagement in the creation of public policies. We offer support and advice to female entrepreneurs and inform them on the basic issues of health, sexuality, nutrition, and domestic violence. We promote women empowerment by defending the full exercise of their rights, such as access to education, healthcare, and productive resources.
Many areas we work in suffer from the after-effects of civil wars. We carry out projects that aim to contribute to the development of peace, justice, equity, and security in conflict and post-conflict situations by defending Human Rights and empowering civil society.