Laure Cavalié is a French citizen who has been living in the city of Accra for three years. Laure has a degree in business and has worked in the financial sector for the last ten years (at UBS Bank in Europe for 8 years and now she is working in Advans Ghana, a Microfinance Institution in Ghana – whose shareholders are the IFC, La Société générale – KFW). Since she has been linving in Accra, Laure has been working as a volunteer for the NGO Catholic Action for Street Children (CAS).
Juan Uribe is a Spanish citizen, specialized in fundraising, who has been traveling to the city of Accra for a year to develop international cooperation projects to help children living on the street in Greater Accra. Juan Uribe has a degree in business, with specialization in fundraising, law and advanced finance. Juan Uribe is the founder and president of the Carita Feliz foundation, which has been acting for more than fifteen years to provide education to street children in developing countries.
| The Carita Feliz foundation ,was established in Madrid, Spain, in 2003. In these 15 years, it has carried out international cooperation projects for more than 3.5 million euros, to provide education for boys and girls from the streets of the metropolitan area. Medellín, in Colombia.
The Carita Feliz foundation always acts through local people and NGOs, of recognized and proven track record, dedicated to providing street children with the necessary autonomy to achieve full citizenship and social, economic, cultural and spiritual progress.
In short terms, the Carita Feliz Foundation helps change the expression of abandonment and despair of street children, for a happy face. This happy face reflects that each boy and girl have the opportunity to be children and grow up in an environment of happiness, love and understanding.
The foundation’s success has been based on the professional and “business” management of its projects, striving for the study and personal and verified knowledge of each of the local NGOs, as follows:
Throughout this process, the Carita Feliz Foundation guarantees that 100% of the resources obtained will be used to carry out the project.
To date there are more than 3,000 children who have benefited directly from the projects that the Carita Feliz Foundation has promoted with foundations from developing countries.