"Everyone should be afforded the same opportunities"
Having always retained a deep connection with her roots in Costa Rica, Wendy decided to form the non-profit organisation Funda Kohli, with the aim of supporting and empowering the 1.1 million Costa Ricans who live in conditions of poverty.
Over the last 5 years, Funda Kohli has been able to help and support hundreds of families and educational organisations across Costa Rica. As well as providing resources ranging from desks to solar powered sports facilities for local schools, they have also established a number of permanent dining halls for children in underprivileged areas.
Inspiring Future Change
The work of charitable organisations is often about action, whether it’s through supporting deprived communities or providing resources to existing frameworks. But charity is also about the power of ideas, and shifting perceptions so that people are inspired and empowered to create their own positive social impact. In particular, Wendy Kohli aims to inspire more women to become the campaigners, activists and change-makers of the future.
Currently Funda Kohli provides daily meals to more than 120 at risk children per month, through its community dining room located in Los Guido de Desamparados, in which lunch is offered every day, and at the end of the year a Christmas party is organized in which the kids have fun and food and gifts are given.