We seek a prosperous, integrated, and democratic Latin America, inspired in its diversity, built in solidarity by its citizens, and known globally for its own model of sustainable and inclusive development.
To impact sustainable development from Latin America by creating favorable conditions for diverse actors to join forces in contributing to the common good.
To achieve sustainable development, Avina and its allies promote broad-scale systemic changes that entail a positive structural transformation that becomes institutionalized.
Systemic changes have the characteristic of being able to alter the status quo, shifting predominant development patterns in the direction of sustainability. Systemic changes do not happen all at once, but rather they become possible when several social changes occur simultaneously to create a domino effect.
Avina currently works in 21 Latin American countries. We have a physical presence in 15 of those countries – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela – through a network of local or virtual offices in the region. In another five countries – Cuba, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Suriname – and in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, Avina supports activities through allies and their networks. Avina also has staff based in the United States and Europe who work to build alliances with like-minded organizations who share our interest in innovation and transformation in Latin America.