CadaVida Foundation was born in Medellin, Colombia, out of a desire to help women become emotionally and financially independent. In Spanish, CadaVida means “Each Life.” We believe that every life is important, and we believe that empowering women helps not only themselves and their own families, but also creates stronger communities and a powerful, positive impact in the world.
CadaVida Foundation’s main goal is to provide entrepreneurial training and job opportunities to women from low-income backgrounds, and to women who are solely responsible for financially supporting their families. We want to help women realize their own potential, access economic opportunities, and be able to take care of their own families.
As a non-profit, umbrella organization, CadaVida Foundation both implements and supports programs and “social entrepreneurial projects” in Colombia that are dedicated to empowering women. We support self-sustainable programs that have two important components. The first component is training and teaching that focuses on entrepreneurial skills, how to manage money, and how to become emotionally and financially stable. The second component is real-world projects that allow women to make an income and immediately put into practice the skills they have learned during training. In 2017, we are launching our newest project, ColorGlam, an on-demand nail service app which connects those looking for manicures with trained & certified nail professionals from the communities we work with.