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 almost a thousand people out of extreme poverty, and indirectly reaching over 5,000 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.
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”. 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.