South America charitable organizations
I am heading to South America in October ( i.e. soon) and am looking for a charity/organization to support along the way ( raise money for their local cause). I am looking for an organization that, ideally, has a presence in multiple South American Countries. Using Charity Navigator and a few other sources, here is what I have come up with so far, but I'm sure there are others out there:
ACCION (most SA countries)- helping people help themselves--micro loans to small enterepreneurs ( like $100 loans; overall 97% payback rate; interest collected on loans pay for overhead to make the next loan...)
Special Olympics (many SA countries)- help people with intellectual disabilities develop self-confidence and a sense of personal accomplishment.
Doctors without borders (3 SA countries) committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation.
I know little about these organizations other than what is available on their websites. If anyone out there knows about them OR any other worthy charitable organization that operates in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venzuela, Brazil, I would appreciate any and all feedback.
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