Rudi, aged 9, and lives with his family in a Mayan community village in Yucatan state, Mexico.

South and Central America

Helping to give every child a better future

Here the gap between rich and poor is one of the largest in the world.

Countries we work in

Milena, six, eats with her sister and mother at a Popular Restaurant in Petrolina, Northeast, Brazil.


Here, we’re helping young people access healthcare, including sexual health services. We’re also protecting vulnerable child workers.

Leonel, five, stands where some of the houses that were destroyed by the earthquake once stood.


We started working here in 2002. We’re focusing on helping every child to get a basic education and we’re also working to promote children’s rights.

Maya, 9, (centre) and her friends take part in a peace building workshop in PENNAT school in La Terminal market, Guatemala City.


Since 1999 we've been helping Guatemala's poorest families overcome the impact of the country’s 36-year civil war. Today, our programmes cover education, health, livelihoods and nutrition.

Oswaldynyo, 9 years old - still has scars where a block of cement fell on his head during the 2010 earthquake.


The 2010 Haiti earthquake killed 230,000 people and left more than 1 million homeless. We're working with families on health, education, and protection issues, and preventing and treating cholera.

Luzmila (12) harvests barley from from the land on her families farm.


We started working here in 1980. We’re working to get every child a good education. And we want children here to grow up without fear of violence.

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