Development Cooperation

The Isabel Martín Foundation works on Development Cooperation projects with local organizations in the most vulnerable areas which know first-hand the needs of disadvantaged groups and present their intervention proposals. This organizational form, based on community philanthropy, allows aid to always reach the beneficiaries in a very controlled manner.

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    We preferably cooperate in sustainable projects that promote the dignity of women and children.

    Without women there is no development. This was one of Isabel Martín's premises and our NGO firmly believes in it. For this reason, we support projects that pursue their empowerment at all levels: social, economic and political.

    Women are the fundamental pillars of families and agents of change in their communities. For this reason, part of our support goes to projects related to health, well-being and education, so that women achieve their social empowerment. In this sense, within the projects we support, they also involve working on their self-esteem, self-confidence and developing their leadership and communication skills.

    This lack of education and training for women results in them being jobless, or vulnerable jobs. Economic empowerment is the only way to guarantee their real autonomy. Thus, the Foundation supports non-formal training projects, which facilitate their incorporation into the labor market, as well as income-generating initiatives for women.

    The more women in leadership positions, the more difficult it is to ignore or silence their rights and needs. That is why part of the projects we support in tribal communities seek their political empowerment. These programs are responsible for informing and advising them about their rights, both to women and their families.

    As for childhood, the children of today will be the adults of tomorrow, driving force for social change. It is necessary to invest directly in children in order to break the cycle of inequality and exclusion. The best way is by investing in education, not only providing them with the necessary opportunities to improve their future, but also by providing an education in values ​​based on equality and respect.