Our Partners in Latin America
Vivamos Mejor works in each country with local, grassroots, professional organisations (NGOs) that operationally implement the projects. We fund local, dedicated staff with experienced professionals from different fields organising themselves into interdisciplinary teams. We also strengthen the partner organisations institutionally by supporting their organisational development, sharing their overhead costs, promoting thematic technical staff, organising and funding training seminars and ensuring South-South exchanges between them. We believe that strong, grassroots, well-anchored partner organisations know best the realities, problems and opportunities in the countries and in turn strengthen civil society on site.
Our Partners in Switzerland
Vivamos Mejor relies on strong partners not only in Latin America, but also in Switzerland. These are our valuable donors, other aid organizations with whom we collaborate, and, of course, the many loyal business partners, some of which have been helping us for years turn our vision into reality.
Reliable Partners: Business and Foundations
Our donors support Vivamos Mejor’s work with both small and large financial contributions. These donations are important to us not only because they indicate that the donors place their trust in us, but also that we are working for the right cause.
As a business-oriented foundation, our base comprises large and sometimes international companies, and also small and medium Swiss companies. In addition, we have shown many institutions and foundations alike the value of our work and over the years they have become an important source of not only material support, but they also help via their networks and offer valuable advice. Vivamos Mejor is one of the many recognized partners of Swiss Solidarity.
A huge THANK YOU to all who support us! Here are some of our major financial partners in Switzerland (in alphabetical order):
Various translations of our project documents have been made possible thanks to PerMondo, which provides free translations of websites and documents for charitable organisations (a project under Mondo Agit). Translators: Lourdes Gay Punzano, Germain Manga Zoa, Lowe Ornella, Angélique Sarcy, Térence Fouda, Gael Yvette Bilounga Mboke, Sandrine Fleurot, Aurélie Bartholomée, Catherine Meunier, Justine Pignol, Sakina N'ait Karroum, Ludivine Cartelle, Barbara Trein, Nadja Delattre, Sean Earley.
Cooperation as the Key to Success
Vivamos Mejor values strategic alliances with other state, private, and non-profit agencies. We believe it is worthwhile to work together toward common goals.
Public-private partnerships and collaboration with social entrepreneurs provide much potential for mutual cooperation, which we will further expand and deepen over the next few years. Collaboration with professional organizations, universities, and vocational schools with their respective expertise in our areas of focus will play an especially important role.
We participate in diverse networks and are dedicated to organised professional exchange among humanitarian foundations in Switzerland.