Quality Childcare for All

A vision that can become reality with your support!

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Getting to know us

Our mission is to provide fundamental quality childcare to the vulnerable population of Puertas del Paraíso in Ciudad Bolívar, Bogotá.  Many of these families were displaced by Colombia’s civil conflict.  We offer daycare to 185 girls and boys between the ages of three months and 18 years.  Children under the age of 5 attend full time.  Children between 5 and 18 attend Cigarra before and after school. In addition to having a safe place to learn and play, we provide nutritional and psychological support, as well as help with school work. Cigarra also supplements their education with other activities not provided by their school, such as field trips, and music and technology classes.  Another activity we provide is to have a senior group attend once a week to share their time and experiences with the children. Our belief is that these activities strengthen our children’s development and will help them grow into resilient and upstanding adults.

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How you can help?

Sponsor a child
Sponsor a child

By sponsoring a child you bring happiness and wellbeing, as well as insuring a better future for our children.


Your monetary contribution will go directly towards the education of a child.

Used clothes sale
Used clothes sale

We gladly accept your used clothes, furniture and kitchen ware so long as they are clean and in good repair. We sell this at nominal prices and the proceeds go towards furthering the education of our young charges. Please contact us if you would like us to pick up your donation.


Your time and experience are valuable. Please consider volunteering at Cigarra. We promise to make it an enriching experience for both you and the children.

Make a donation

Thank you, your donation goes beyond an economic contribution, it is the opportunity to change lives and fill them with happiness.

Today,185 girls and boys have an opportunity for a better future, you can be part of this vision.

Because they have a safe and welcoming place, They are offered nutritious food, early stimulation, psychological help, English language lessons, musical and technology education, cultural field trips, but above all, because they are given love unconditionally!


How can I become a sponsor?

You can choose to sponsor one or more children with a monetary contribution. Your contribution will cover that child’s basic needs such as food, education, clothing, school supplies, and recreation. Learn More

In Kind Donations

Contribute with clothing, furniture and furnishings, school supplies, and construction materials. Learn More 

How to become a volunteer

You can volunteer your knowledge, experience, energy and love towards any of our various activities. Learn More 

How to become a benefactor?

We encourage businesses and corporations to contribute either monetarily or in kind towards special Foundation projects, as well as our everyday operations.

Businesses donating to Cigarra can take a tax discount in accordance with Colombian tax laws, as well as burnish their image and fulfill their Social Responsibility requirements. In return Cigarra will display their logo on our web page.

Would you like to visit us?

Fundación Cigarra has an open-door policy and we love to have visitors! Please call us ahead of time so we can arrange for your visit. Please contact us at:  info@cigarra.org  (+571) 790 7238 (+571) 790 7122 cel (313) 265-3885.