Vivamos Mejor ehupuguw 11. October 2023

Vivamos Mejor

Vivamos Mejor strengthens poverty-stricken communities in Latin America so that they can actively exercise their civil rights and responsibilities and promote the sustainable development of their living spaces. The Swiss aid organization supports rural communities in the sustainable management of water, forests and soil, prepares young children for school and paves the way for young people to enter the workforce with holistic vocational training. Vivamos Mejor’s work is evidence-based and it has twice won the SDC/NADEL Impact Award for its impact measurement.

The mission

In the “Water & Food” program, Vivamos Mejor supports rural communities in preserving water security and biodiversity. Experienced specialists train farming families in agroecological cultivation and healthy nutrition so that they can sustainably improve their food security. Through holistic pre-school support, Vivamos Mejor’s “Bridges to School” program increases the chances of children affected by poverty having a successful school career. In the “Bridges to Working Life” program, Vivamos Mejor gives young people access to vocational training, a regular income and social participation.

The topics

  • agroecology
  • local food systems
  • sustainable use of resources
  • water security
  • holistic early childhood development
  • nutrition education
  • holistic vocational training
  • youth empowerment
  • impact measurement

The specialties

As part of the alliance, Vivamos Mejor and its partner organizations in Colombia, Central America and, from 2024, Kenya are contributing their expertise in the sustainable use of forest and water resources, climate and biodiversity monitoring, impact measurement and nutrition education.

The countries

Latin America: Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
from 2024 Africa: Kenya

Contact

Vivamos Mejor
Thunstrasse 17
CH-3005 Bern

office:
Ausstellungsstrasse 41
CH-8005 Zürich
+41 (0)31 331 39 29
info@vivamosmejor.ch

Contact person at Sufosec

Sabine Maier, Management

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With the "Bridges to School" program, Vivamos Mejor improves the quality of early and pre-school education for children affected by poverty in Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia and Nicaragua.
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With the "Bridges to School" program, Vivamos Mejor improves the quality of pre-school education for children affected by poverty in Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia and Nicaragua.
© José Zelada
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Vivamos Mejor's "Bridges to Work" program provides marginalized young adults in Colombia with vocational training, places them in formal jobs and strengthens their social and conflict resolution skills.
© Charlie Cordero / Fairpicture
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In the "Water and Food" program, Vivamos Mejor teaches smallholder families in Central America about resource conservation and familiarizes them with agroecological farming methods that can improve their food security.
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In the "Water and Food" program, Vivamos Mejor teaches smallholder families in Central America about resource conservation and familiarizes them with agroecological farming methods that can improve their food security.
© vivamos mejor (Honduras)
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Vivamos Mejor's "Bridges to Work" program provides marginalized young adults in Colombia with vocational training, places them in formal jobs and strengthens their social and conflict resolution skills.
© Charlie Cordero / Fairpicture