Nukanti Foundation


Jugando por la Libertad, meaning Playing for Freedom is an award-winning capoeira program aimed at providing psychosocial support to children and youth affected by extreme poverty, violence and forced displacement in Colombia, using Capoeira as a tool.

Thanks to some of the principles inherent to Capoeira, like unity in diversity, equality, inclusion, respect, responsibility, and tolerance, it is considered to be an efficient tool to transform the lives of socially excluded youth. Read more here.


The Weaving Cazucá project provides the Cazucá neighborhood in Colombia’s capital of Bogota with an eco-friendly constructed Community Center made from recycled plastic PET bottles.

This project aims at strengthening (“weaving”) the social fabric of the community by providing the space for numerous activities which facilitate empowerment and capacity building for vulnerable groups like women, children and youths affected by extreme poverty, conflict and different forms violence. Read more here.

Nukanti's Child Mentoring Program is aimed at supporting children in deprived communities in Colombia through a monthly financial contribution that covers their educational costs (books, notebooks, uniform, school shoes, etc.). Unlike other similar programs this program seeks to also provide psychosocial support to the children by encouraging the mentors become more than just donors. They can choose to build a special relationship with the children by communicating regularly via emails, letters, skype, or other forms of communication, with the help of our staff on the ground. Read more here.

Nukanti's Morocco Solidarity Micro-Credit Project aims to provide micro-credit access and educational opportunities to 80 Berber women living in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Berber women living in the Atlas Mountains accustomed to work in small fields surrounding the villages, however the wheat crops used to make bread are only available during a few months per year. Meanwhile, many other local traditional activities such as grazing sheep and cows, and raising honey bees have ceased to exist, and thus affected the milk, cheese and honey production of the community. Read more here.