FXB in action

FXB is operating one Community Development Programs FXBVillages in Colombia. It is located in a community near the outskirts of Bogota. It is directly lifting almost five hundred people out of extreme poverty, and indirectly reaching over 2,500 additional people.

In 1995, FXB Colombia began in Barranquilla as a pioneer organization which helped families and children affected by HIV. Since then, FXB has provided HIV/AIDS awareness trainings to over 165,000 people from all walks of life – from at-risk street youth to community leaders and members of the medical field.

Up until 2011, the organization operated the FXB House, a primary day care center which treated families and children living with HIV/AIDS. In 2011, FXB transitioned from the FXB House model to the FXBVillage Model with an additional HIV prevention component.

Background

In Colombia, almost a third of the population lives on less than $2 a day, and 6.9 million people have been displaced by violence (UNHCR, 2016). In 2015, the National Administrative Department of Statistics reported that 28% of the population in Colombia was living below the poverty line, of which about 8% in “extreme poverty”.

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