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Who We Are

Who We Are


Founded in 1981 by a doctor, Vivamos Mejor is a privately owned and Swiss-based foundation. Our headquarters is in Bern and we have a branch office in Zurich. We are not affiliated with any political groups or religions and we are a ZEWO-certified, tax-exempt non-profit organization. We work primarily in long-term developmental collaborations and we also actively give humanitarian aid when catastrophic events occur in our project areas. 

We work to counteract the pronounced social decline in Latin America and are committed to making sure everyone can enjoy a socially active life. Therefore, we empower people and communities to develop personally, economically, and socially with the goal of ending the cycle of poverty.



Our Team

Sabine Maier

Sabine Maier

Director

maier@vivamosmejor.ch
Sabine Maurer

Sabine Maurer

Head of Area Fundraising and Communications

maurer@vivamosmejor.ch
Ira Amin

Ira Amin

Head of Area Program and Project Management for Nicaragua

amin@vivamosmejor.ch

Our Board of Trustees

Franziska Kristensen-Rohner

Franziska Kristensen-Rohner

Chair

since March 6, 2013
Bruno Meyer

Bruno Meyer

Member of the Board of Trustees

since April 21, 2016
Nadine Vasella

Nadine Vasella

Member of the Board of Trustees

since December 11, 2013

Our Partners

Vivamos Mejor collaborates with one NGO per country, which employ only qualified, local staff. These partner organizations are responsible for the operational implementation of the projects. Learn more

 

Vivamos Mejor also relies on additional financial and strategic partners such as private donors, companies, foundations, and volunteers. Learn more