1998

During the Continental Youth Meeting in Chile in 1998, a large collection is organized to raise money for the most impoverished country in the hemisphere: this is how our commitment to Haiti begins.

2000

Funds collected are used to build a home for youth in Haiti. The bonds forged as a result of this project give rise to the idea of continued cooperation via America Solidaria.

2002

The first group of volunteers arrive in Haiti to work in Port-au-Prince. Meanwhile America Solidaria Chile is established in Chile.

2003

An important alliance is created with the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This allows us to expand our work throughout the hemisphere.

2004

The Chilean International Cooperation Agency, aligns itself with our cause, allowing us to increase the number of volunteers sent to extremely impoverished areas in the hemisphere.

We begin work in a second country: República Dominicana. Our projects are concentrated in the southern section of the island.

2005

We create Noche de America (An Evening for the Americas), an important annual event to publicize our cause and gather support.

We begin work in Argentina with rural and indigenous communities in El Chaco.

A project to build houses called “Bati Kay: Housing and Community" in the town of Vaudreuil, adjacent to Cité Soleil in Haiti is implemented. This project was made possible thanks to funds donated by SELAVIP (Latin American, African and Asian Social Housing Service).

LAN Airlines joins our cause and we agree on an alliance that provides transportation to all our volunteers and administrators so they can reach their project sites.

2006

The first non-Chilean volunteer joins our ranks from Bolivia.

We begin work in Nicaragua. Volunteers oversee social projects in Managua and San Rafael del Sur.

Movistar joins forces with us.

We begin work in Bogotá, Colombia combating the problem of child labor.

The first volunteers arrive in Potosí, Bolivia. Yet another country added to the list, moving us closer to our dream of global solidarity.

Our volunteers are sent to Peru for the first time to work in Lamas, a town located in the Peruvian Amazon.

2007

Quito and Guayaquil welcome our first volunteers in Ecuador, fulfilling a long-held wish.

2008

Early Childhood Development Centers (CPEs) open in Aken, Haiti. This is a joint project with the Chilean government that has educated more than 500 Haitian and Dominican children.

2009

Chile begins to receive foreign volunteers from across the Americas to work in the communities of Vallenar and Alto del Carmen.

America Solidaria Colombia is founded, marking our international expansion.

By the end of this year we implemented 180 projects involving over 200 volunteers from all over the Americas, helping more than 20,000 people.

2010

We open an office in Haiti where staff coordinates and oversees projects for both Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

The Colunga Foundation joins us in our mission, deepening our impact on the hemisphere.

The earthquake in Haiti causes us to take action. We launch the “Haiti: Land of Hope" program. This long-term project starts off with a humanitarian emergency phase. Further on, volunteer doctors are sent and our development projects are later strengthened and expanded.

Chile is shaken by an earthquake and we begin to move. We coordinate with other NGOs to deliver humanitarian aid and initiate projects in the most affected areas and communities.

2011

Thanks to the Continental Health fund we can expand our work in Haiti with a project to combat cholera in Port-au-Prince. This is in addition to other projects being administered directly by America Solidaria.

2012

The United States welcomes us and we establish America Solidaria U.S., signaling the beginning of North American cooperation.

The Ena Craig de Luksic Foundation joins us in eradicating poverty in the hemisphere.

Four-year strategic planning leads us to reconsider our course of action. We define three essential axes: health, education and productive development with an emphasis on children and youth.

We launch the “Rebuilding Education" program in Haiti in conjunction with the Chilean International Cooperation Agency and the Komatsu Cummins corporation. Businesses, families and schools participate in the program.

We celebrate 10 years working to improve the quality of life for the most needy in our hemisphere and will continue to do so until poverty no longer exists.

2013

We begin work in Guatemala. We implement a family farming project aimed at establishing food sovereignty in the Uspantan region.

Another of our landmark projects: construction of a clinic that brings medical care to the isolated community of Cadette Bainet, Haiti.

Falabella, through its CMR, Viajes, Seguros and Banco Falabella brands, begins to collaborate with us.

At 2013, our projects have impacted more than 30,000 people who live below the poverty line. This is due to the efforts of over 400 volunteers and close to 100 local organizations.

2014

Our first volunteers from Uruguay and the U.S.A. are sent over to Guayaquil, Ecuador and Port-au-Prince, Haiti respectively.

To date, more than 6500 donors share our dream of greater solidarity and justice in the Americas. Their commitment and monthly contributions are vital to our efforts to stamp out poverty in the hemisphere.

2016

The first volunteers from Haiti and Guatemala serve with América Solidaria in Colombia and Argentina

The first Concausa program to train and motivate teen volunteers working in their own communities took place in Santiago, Chile with 60 youths from 11 countries from the region

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