FXB in action

FXB is operating two Community Development Programs FXBVillages in Colombia. One is located in Barranquilla and one in a community located near the outskirts of Bogota. They are directly lifting over 850 people out of extreme poverty, and indirectly reaching about 800 additional people from both communities.

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 6.6 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”. In Barranquilla, the fourth largest city in Colombia, over 40% of the population lives in extreme poverty. Many of its residents have been displaced from other locations.

FXB Colombia Handout

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