"Everyone should be afforded the same opportunities"
Help During the Pandemic
We are experiencing a very complicated situation worldwide with the issue of the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are concerned about the situation of the most vulnerable, many of whom are not having income to bring food to their families.
As president of Funda Kohli, we have always supported the children of our community kitchens; however for weeks we had to close the dining rooms, at the direction of the Costa Rican Ministry of Health.
Being consistent with our desire to help our children, we have begun delivering food and personal higiene items for the families of the children who attend our dining rooms.
Families, please take care of yourself, the curve of cases in Costa Rica is on the rise and only with obedience and discipline can we move forward.
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.