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.
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.
- local food systems
- sustainable use of resources
- water security
- holistic early childhood development
- nutrition education
- holistic vocational training
- youth empowerment
- impact measurement
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.
Latin America: Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
from 2024 Africa: Kenya