The guarantee for effective and sustainable development cooperation on the ground in Colombia is close cooperation with partner organisations on an equal footing. In addition, it is important to always maintain a neutral position (also politically) within the illegal groups fighting each other in the Chocó.
The strongest partners for CASA HOGAR are therefore the church dioceses in the Chocó: not only have they maintained neutrality in the decades of civil war, but above all, with their constant supportive availability, they have become a reliable contact point for the often abandoned population. In addition to the dioceses, we also work – in contrast to large international NGDOs – with small local initiatives and organisations.
In Germany, CASA HOGAR – in addition to a growing number of private donors, who are not only supporters for us but also motivating and loyal companions – consciously relies on cooperation with other organisations. In addition, we successfully seek funding from public and private sources. In this way, the foundation of private donations is increased and the impact in Chocó is enhanced.
Dioceses of Istmina-Tadó and Quibdó
The diocese of Istmina-Tadó is a Catholic diocese with its seat in Istmina. It has parishes in eleven districts of the Chocó.
The diocese of Quibdó is based in the Chocoan capital Quibdó.
The two dioceses accompany social change in the Chocó.
Fundación La Paz
Special focus is placed on education, health and income generation. To this end, Fundación La Paz offers workshops and further education programmes and also works together with other educational institutions.
As a platform, the CIEDERPAZ corporation networks various indigenous and Afro-Colombian organisations as well as the social departments of various religious institutions that are active in the south of the Chocó. CIEDERPAZ is concerned with the successful coexistence and work of the different ethnic-territorial communities in the region and the strengthening of the peace process. The focus is on peace work, human rights and women’s rights.
The Fundación Crecer Desarrollo y Esperanza “CREINDE” is a non-profit organisation from Istmina that is active in the fields of education, environment, culture and health, among others. The organisation has set itself the task of working towards a society in which human and children’s rights are respected, the environment and different cultures are respected and all people have equal rights. CREINDE‘s services are aimed in particular at the disadvantaged population in Chocó.
Children’s Missionary Society “Die Sternsinger” e.V.
The children’s missionary organisation “Die Sternsinger” is a globally active children’s aid and children’s education organisation with the principle “Children help children”. The central goals of the children’s aid projects are education, social integration, food security and health for children worldwide.
The projects supported by Adveniat aim, among other things, to help overcome poverty, enable participation of all people in the development of society and achieve justice for all people.
Federal Foreign Office
The Federal Foreign Office supports various measures worldwide to promote human, women’s and children’s rights as well as conflict prevention and resolution (among others).
German Embassy in Bogotá
The German Embassy in Bogotá maintains relations between Colombia and Germany and promotes cooperation between the two countries. The focus is particularly on supporting the peace process.
Department for the Universal Church of the Archdiocese of Cologne
The Diocesan Office for the World Church – World Mission is responsible for the world church contacts of the Archdiocese of Cologne and in the Archdiocese of Cologne. Among other things, the unit works for life chances and justice for all people.
Rotary Club Euskirchen
The idea of Rotary’s international community has been alive and developing for over 100 years. The Rotary Club of Euskirchen is regularly involved in small and large social and charitable projects in the region and internationally.
Doing something useful together, getting involved, looking and helping – these are important characteristics of the Euskirchen Rotarians and their families.
The Panamahilfe Havixbeck organises an annual cabaret evening. With surpluses from this event, it supports women’s education projects.
‚Initiative Teilen‘ in the Cusanuswerk e.V.
The Initiative Teilen is a non-profit development association that was founded out of the motivation to actively change something for the benefit of needy people in the world. In addition to financially supporting development projects, the Initiative Teilen carries out campaigns, for example at Cusanuswerk academies or at individual university locations. The aim of these campaigns is to raise awareness of development issues.
Hilfsaktion für den Fernen Nächsten e.V.
The Hilfsaktion für den Fernen Nächsten promotes development aid projects in South America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe on an ecumenical basis. It sees itself as an initiative to raise awareness and sensitise people to global grievances and as a testimony of Christian solidarity. The projects serve pastoral care, health care and the training of “distant neighbours”.
Soroptimist International Deutschland
Soroptimist International is one of the world’s largest service organisations of working women with socio-political commitment.
Soroptimists deal with issues concerning the legal, social and professional status of women and represent the position of women in public discussions. They campaign for the improvement of living conditions for women and girls. They act locally, regionally, nationally and globally.
CASA HOGAR is pleased to be supported by the BeA Foundation in 2022. The BeA Foundation wants people to be touched by the need of people all over the world (but also in Germany) and to help with their donation to be a saving angel for them. Donating should not be a pious exercise of duty, but should be done out of gratitude for being blessed with many goods. Raising awareness of this gratitude and letting people experience that sharing brings joy and enriches one’s own life is an important goal of our foundation, in addition to promoting projects.
Blood Donation Service at Bonn University Hospital
Blood donations save lives: Otherwise operations could not be carried out, seriously injured people could not be treated and many people with cancer could not be treated. Four out of five people in our Rhine/Sieg region need blood at least once in their lives. For the patients in the Bonn University Hospital alone, 28,000 blood donations are needed every year.
And the very special thing about the Blood Donation Service at the Bonn University Hospital: you can even help twice with your blood! Your blood will directly help a seriously ill person in your immediate neighbourhood and – if desired – give education to girls and women in the Chocó in Colombia through CASA HOGAR.
We are happy about double blood donations at the University Hospital Bonn!