News
8 september 2008

The Veolia Foundation is rewarded by the Colombian Congress

The Chamber of Representatives has awarded the Foundation the declaration of the "Order of the Congress of Colombia in the rank of Commander".

The members of the Senate and the Chamber of Representatives, which constitute the Colombian Congress, have awarded the Foundation the declaration of the "Order of the Congress of Colombia in the rank of Commander".

The Foundation was thus thanked for the many outreach projects that it has been conducting for several years in the country, all aimed to improve the living conditions of the most disadvantaged populations.

The following projects were singled out in particular :
  • « les foyers Bambi »
  • "Granitos des Paz" in the slums of Cartagena,
  • "Les foyers Bambi" assisted in the suburbs of Bogota and Cali,
  • "ECLOF", a microcredit organization, backed in the Bogota area,
  • "Apiculture as a substitute for coca growing" set up in the Cordoba area.
 
 

PROJECT SUPPORTED

Humanitarian and Development | Colombia | 2007/05/22
Granitos de Paz
Installation of sanitary blocks for 65 families of a Cartagena slum.

Social and Employment | Colombia | 2009/12/01
Fundacion Ayuda a la Infancia Hogares Bambi
The Veolia Foundation helps "Fundacion Ayuda a la Infancia" to build "Bambi" homes welcoming street children of Bogota.

Environment and Biodiversity | Colombia | 2007/10/02
UNODC
Apiculture to replace coca growing in Colombia.

Social and Employment | Colombia | 2007/07/03
ECLOF (Ecumenical Church Loan Fund)
Socially inclusive micro-credit in the poor suburbs of Colombia.