Hivos South America

South America

Coffee to improve life

JNC represents around 50,000 families of small farmers in Perú and works with them to strengthen their organizations and ensure sustainable growth of the coffee sector.

Meet the trans candidate

Diane Rodríguez made history in Ecuador. This woman transexual was postulating for a seat in the Ecuatorian Assembly. She is an activist for the human rights since age 18.

Culture for social change

Since 1995, Wayna Tambo promotes socially-committed art in Bolivia, encouraging young people to use culture and art as tools for expression and the social engagement. 

Empowered indigenous

Amazonian leaders in Ecuador have led a series of campaigns and legal actions in defense of their collective rights. One of these actions managed to save the sarayaku's territory.

Facts & Figures

South America

Total liability € 16.7 million

Number of countries 4

Number of partner organisations 70


South America

Hivos is appalled at the events in Paris that claimed many lives of innocent civilians. IS claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were carried out mostly by French citizens. Almost immediately after this horrific violence was wreaked particularly on places of entertainment, calls for drastic measures resounded from every corner, such as closing borders or wiping IS 'off the face of the earth'.

Histórico. Así fue el Congreso Culturas en Movimiento, primen encuentro de los actores que dan vida a las artes y las culturas en Bolivia. Más de 300 personas, entre artistas, gestores culturales, académicos, activistas y autoridades del área fueron parte del evento que se desarrolló en octubre en la ciudad de Sucre.
Historic is the only word to describe the Cultura en Movimiento (Cultures in Motion) congress, the first meeting of the actors who give life to the arts and culture in Bolivia. More than 300 people, including artists, cultural agents, academics, activists and authorities in the area participated in the event which took place in October in the city of Sucre.