Helping others to help themselves
Niños del Tercer Mundo is a registered charity concerned with the welfare and education of children living in the third world. Based in Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, the charity was started in the mid 1990′s by Gill and Christopher David. While helping to build two one-room schools in Peru, they were asked if there was anything they could do to help bring water to thousands of poverty-stricken families living in cardboard shacks on steep hillsides near Lima, Peru. The total lack of running water and sanitation had led to outbreaks of disease, including widespread tuberculosis. This was to be the start of the Charity’s first large-scale project. Starting in 2001, the project is still under way today, providing the facilities to bring water to more villages every year.
In 2006 the Charity commenced building a school in Huanca Pallaguchi, Ecuador. The main project was completed in 2007 at a cost of 43,000 euros. Please visit our projects page for more information. Having been run informally for many years, the Charity became a legally incorporated body in 2006. Our focus has always been to provide people with the means by which they can improve their own lives and the lives of their families. We believe there is something all of us can do to bridge the gap between our so-called first world and the lack of food, water, education and adequate housing in the third world. Please consider becoming an Associate Member or making a donation. Your support is greatly appreciated.
All of the money raised by the Charity goes directly to the projects. No deductions are made for overheads or expenses.