Eradicate poverty, protect the planet and encourage its inhabitants to have the opportunity to live with dignity, are some of the commitments of organizations committed to others. And now it is more important than ever, considering that the World Bank estimates that 97 million people worldwide fell into extreme poverty due to the pandemic in 2020.
For this reason, and in order to improve the quality of life for all, as well as alleviate any form of poverty, collaboration between organizations is essential. In this sense, ”La Caixa” Foundation allocates more than 750,000 euros to support projects of Spanish NGDOs in developing countries.
Has again driven a Call for International Cooperation to collaborate with Spanish non-governmental organizations for development (NGDO) in projects in countries with significant pockets of poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
At this time when the world is experiencing the emergency caused by COVID-19 and its consequences, which mainly affect developing countries, the ”La Caixa” Foundation, through its International Area, reinforces its commitment to international cooperation and Spanish entities that are implementing projects in these countries.
The objective of this call is to contribute to the fight against poverty and inequalities through initiatives that improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable populations.
19 projects in three fields of action
In total they have been selected 19 projects in three fields of action: socio-economic development, health improvement and promotion of education and training. The autonomous communities with selected initiatives They are: Andalusia, Aragon, Castilla La Mancha, Castilla y León, Catalonia, the Community of Madrid, the Foral Community of Navarra and the Valencian Community.
The projects will be developed in the following countries: Bolivia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, DR Congo, Sierra Leone, Zambia.
Committed to sustainable development
The 19 selected projects they have goals as diverse as female empowerment; improving access to drinking water; care for the most vulnerable children, improving maternal and child health; promoting the right to education, health and food safety, access to decent work and the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness, among others.
Thus, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Most directly linked to these projects are SDG 3 (Health and Well-being), SDG 4 (Quality education) and SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth).
Is Call for International Cooperation reaffirms the commitment of the ”la Caixa” Foundation with the Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda.