Together, they will benefit more than 56,000 people

The "la Caixa" Foundation earmarks one million euros to support 28 projects of Spanish NGDOs in developing countries

La Fundación ”la Caixa” destina un millón a apoyar proyectos de ONGD españolas. Lola Pardo. © Fundación ”la Caixa”.
photo_camera The "la Caixa" Foundation earmarks one million euros to support Spanish NGDO projects. Lola Pardo. la Caixa" Foundation

The third Call for International Cooperation of the "la Caixa" Foundation has selected 28 Spanish NGDO projects carried out in 18 developing countries to which it will allocate 1,046,958 euros. It will be used to promote international cooperation projects in countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America that will benefit more than 56,000 people. 

  1. Committed to sustainable development 

With the aim of contributing to the fight against poverty and inequality in developing countries through projects that improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable populations, the 28 projects selected fall into one of the following areas of action

  • Socio-economic development: support for local development initiatives, promotion of productive capacities for job creation and entrepreneurship, and promotion of the social economy.  
  • Health improvement: basic services, primary health care and access to reproductive and maternal and child health services; control of pneumonia, malaria, COVID-19, water-borne and other communicable diseases; water and sanitation, and training of health workers. 
  • Promotion of education and training: quality primary and secondary education, promotion of technical and vocational skills for youth and people with functional diversity, scholarships at all levels of training, non-formal education and literacy.  

The third Call for International Cooperation will have a direct impact on projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Guatemala, with five projects selected, and the Dominican Republic, with three, are the countries where most international cooperation projects will be carried out. In addition to these, projects will be carried out in Madagascar, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Haiti, Mozambique, Malawi, Morocco, El Salvador, Ecuador, Senegal and Mali.  

The "la Caixa" Foundation, through the International Area, reinforces its commitment to international cooperation and to Spanish organisations with projects in the developing world. The Spanish organisations leading these projects are located in 10 autonomous communities, with the Community of Madrid having the largest number of projects selected. It is followed by Catalonia, Andalusia, Navarra and Valencia:  

Committed to sustainable development 

The 28 projects selected have objectives as diverse as improving access to drinking water and sustainable energy; promoting maternal and child health; educational projects aimed at young people and women at risk of social exclusion; promoting social innovation and employment; empowering vulnerable groups and defending the right to mental health, among others. 

La convocatoria de Cooperación Internacional de la Fundación ”la Caixa” apoya 28 proyectos españoles. Shutterstock © Oni Abimbola.
The "la Caixa" Foundation's International Cooperation programme supports 28 Spanish projects. Shutterstock © Oni Abimbola

With the Call for International Cooperation, the "la Caixa" Foundation reaffirms its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations (UN) Agenda 2030. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) most directly linked to these projects are SDG 1 (end poverty), SDG 3 (health and well-being), SDG 4 (inclusive, equitable and quality education), SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth).