WHAT IS FUNDACIÓN AVINA?

Fundación Avina is a global organization that drives processes designed to change systems.

Rooted in the global South, we impact the world through collaborative efforts that foster human dignity and care for the planet.

WE ARE COLLABORATIVE IMPACT

WHAT
WE DO

Fundación Avina focuses on three critical issues that are pillars of sustainable development.

WHERE
WE ARE
WORKING
RIGHT NOW

During 2023, actions benefiting more than 30 countries were developed, linked to the 8 programs prioritized by Fundación Avina and its allies.

AFRICA ASIA EUROPE NORTHAMERICA OCEANIA SOUTHAMERICA

Our unique work model (CollaborAction) is highly effective at generating impactful, large-scale, systemic changes. Learn more about the collaborative processes we carry out alongside our allies. COLLABORATIVE IMPACT IN ACTION TAKE A LOOK AT OUR IMPACT
A RIVER WITH RIGHT Flowing for over 1,200 km (~746 mi) and fed by the waters of numerous tributaries, the Beni River is the second most important waterway in the Amazon basin in Bolivia. It flows into the Madre de Dios River, which is a main conduit for the gold industry. Gold mining has long been a business that profits few and causes conflict for many, given the irreparable damage it does to the environment and the negative consequences it has for people living in the area. PREV
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In Chile, grassroots recycling has historically been an informal economic activity. With the government turning a blind eye, recyclers have been relegated to the margins of society and faced precarious conditions out on the streets, with no job security, rights, or future prospects. EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY INCLUDES RECYCLERS PREV
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In the past, automakers in Mexico have implemented mechanisms for submitting complaints, but their reach has been rather limited. A lack of transparency in the way information is processed, systems with narrow options, and limited reporting channels are the norm in an industry that has the potential to set standards on a global scale. NEW AND IMPROVED VEHICLES FOR REPORTING COMPLAINTS PREV
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When a bill that would legalize mining in the Médanos del Chaco National Park in northeastern Paraguay was presented before the country's Chamber of Deputies without a public review or comment period, the Guaraní Ñandeva and Ayoreo indigenous communities, whose ancestral lands are located in the park, went on high alert. SAVING A NATIONAL PARK PREV
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The political and institutional crisis that erupted in Chile in late 2019 left many nonprofit organizations teetering on the precipice of financial ruin. Then, to make matters worse, the global pandemic threatened to be the final push that would send them over the edge. The national crisis and the worldwide disaster shattered their financial models and left them literally on the brink of disappearing. A
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International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No. 190 (C190) is "the first international treaty to recognize the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment, including gender-based violence and harassment," according to the ILO website. The Convention states that "all human beings, irrespective of race, creed or sex, have the right to pursue both their material well-being and their spiritual development in conditions of freedom and dignity, of economic security and equal opportunity." A WORLD OF WORK FREE FROM GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE PREV
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Historically, the political participation of indigenous peoples in elections in Brazil has been limited, and very few indigenous candidates have managed to be elected to Parliament. The cacique Mário Juruna was the first indigenous person elected to the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies (after running as a member of the PDT party), serving between 1983 and 1987. INDIGENOUS POLITICAL CANDIDATES EXPAND REPRESENTATION PREV
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Historically, compliance with regulations to prevent money laundering and the funding of terrorism was difficult for nonprofit organizations in Paraguay. The policies in effect clearly had not been designed for this type of organization and were not appropriate for either the nature of their work or their administrative capacity. There was a definite need to rethink the rules for nonprofits. NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS EMBRACE TRANSPARENCY PREV
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THE BASICS The ways in which Fundación Avina works to achieve its goals are extremely important. NEXT
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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are the principles that guide how Fundación Avina operates. In 2021, we updated our Institutional Assessment of Gender and Diversity. NEXT
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2021 was the third year of Fundación Avina's strategy to make our internal operations and projects completely carbon neutral by 2025. RECENT ADVANCES
TRANSPARENCY RECENT ADVANCES Fundación Avina's operations and finances are audited on an ongoing basis by Crowe. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of transparency. We are proud to say that Avina Americas has been given the Platinum Seal of Transparency by Candid and a four-star rating by Charity Navigator. PREV