Fundación ACDI/VOCA LA (FAVLA) works with public and private entities to empower, transform, and generate opportunities for economic and social inclusion of people, communities, and organizations in Colombia and other countries throughout Latin America. FAVLA capitalizes on ACDI/VOCA’s long history in Latin America and promotes alliances between public and private entities and communities, aimed at strengthening strategies that lead to the inclusive and sustainable development of countries in the region. It is a nonprofit registered in Colombia and based in Bogotá.


ACDI/VOCA affiliate FAVLA designs and implements programs that transform environments and contribute to local development while contributing to post - COVID-19 recovery and adhering to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2021, during its third year of operation, FAVLA organized its portfolio into two segments: 1) Inclusion and Diversity and 2) Sustainable Development.

Thanks to this strategic focus, in 2021, FAVLA reached more than 10,200 people in 26 municipalities and 24 departments in Colombia. FAVLA supported diverse communities, while working with 24 private-and public-sector partners such as Enel Green Power, PepsiCo, Shell, Citi, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Ministry of the Environment, and the Colombian Family Welfare Institute.


FAVLA recognizes that locally led development is a process in which local actors establish their own agendas, create solutions, and provide leadership to make the change they seek a reality. It’s from this orientation that FAVLA implements the Women, Water, and Reconciliation project, in partnership with the PepsiCo Foundation. In 2021, the project strengthened the skills of 80 families, from two women potato growers’ organizations, in Toca in Colombia’s Central Highlands. The project contributed to participants’ empowerment and the development of sustainable best agricultural practices. These improvements enabled participants to join PepsiCo’s supply chain, providing 1,000 tons of potatoes to the company. The National Association of Public Services and Communications Companies of Colombia (ANDESCO) awarded the project its 2021 Sustainability Award in the Social Environment category.

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