About FANA: An Overview
The Fundación para la Asistencia de la Niñez Abandonada (FANA) orphanage is located in Bogotá, Colombia. The FANA orphanage was founded in 1972 by Mercedes Rosario Pineda de Martinez. Colombia is a beautiful country that has suffered under economic and social strife, and Ms. Martinez recognized that many Colombian children needed secure and loving homes. Herself an adoptive mother, Ms. Martinez began by taking homeless children into her own home. From those humble beginnings, many miracles were born. More than 10,000 children have been placed by FANA into caring adoptive homes in Colombia and over 25 other countries. Countless other children have found temporary shelter, care and education at FANA while their birth families work through difficult times. Thanks to FANA’s efforts in establishing El Hogar Marguerite d’Youville, expectant mothers have found a place of respite as well, where they receive shelter, pre-natal care, vocational training, and emotional support. What began in one woman’s home is now housed in an amazing facility capable of providing care and housing for over 150 children.
For more information about FANA, please visit their website.