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Projects in Colombia



This lands Colombia in 83rd place out of 189 surveyed countries. Switzerland, by contrast, is in second place with an IHDI of 0.882.

*The inequality-adjusted human index (IHDI) measures inequality in various countries. The IHDI considers inequality in education, health, and income; a scores range from 0 (lowest) to 1 (highest).

14,170 USD

Switzerland: 65,610 USD


Colombia ranks 150 out of 160 surveyed countries.

*The Gini index ranks a region or country based on income distribution, e.g. household income per capita. The scores range from 0 (absolute equality) to 100 (absolute inequality).

Challenges in Colombia

  • Owing to the Colombian conflict, there are over 7 million domestic refugees. To make things more difficult, in the past two years there has also been an influx of over 1.6 million Venezuelan refugees to Colombia.
  • Unemployment among Colombian refugees within Colombia is 58%; much higher than the national average of 10.3%.
  • Traumatic experiences, violent upbringings, and poor to no promotion of preschool and kindergarten has led to the unfortunate fact that children early on are already showing developmental deficiencies.

An insight into the programmes (available in German)

Vivamos Mejor relies on continuing education and has created the "Bridges to School" and "Bridges to Working Life" programmes. The following videos, shot in Colombia, show examples of how Vivamos Mejor's projects are implemented and why they have a lasting impact.