“We believe good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the one who matters.”

Who we are

Fundación Alianza Caribe, founded in 2007, is teaming up with partners in and outside Panama to take on some tough challenges in the area of the Caribbean coast of Panama: unemployment, extreme poverty, poor health care and limited education. We seek to ensure that all people – especially those with the fewest resources – have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.
By improving the quality of living of the local families and decrease levels of unemployment in the region we aim to provide an economic alternative for deforestation and illegal hunting & wildlife Trade.

We initiate, promote and fund innovative ideas that could help remove these barriers: new techniques to help farmers in the area grow more food and earn more money; new tools and methods to improve local health care; new eco-tourism projects to create employment and promote the region as an eco-tourism destination and new implementations of rainforest conservation.

We’re all driven by optimism. We believe by doing these things – focusing on a few big goals and working with our partners on innovative solutions – we can help every person living on the Caribbean Coast of Panama to get the chance to live a healthy, respectful and productive life.

Team members

The success of our projects is the result of the dedication and efforts of our Founders, Team Members and Ambassadors.​

MAX VAN RIJSWIJK

Founder

”I have always been inspired by nature and foreign cultures. As Founder of the Foundation it’s a blessing to have this unique opportunity in life, to conserve this amazing tropical rain forest with its enormous bio diversity and at the same time, to improve the be wellbeing of the families living in the communities along the Caribbean Coast.”

Frederik Heida

Founder

“With a professional background as a designer and ICT engineer it is my passion, as one of the Founders, of the Foundation to create and develop innovative and sustainable solutions in the field of community support and nature conservation.”

Gabriel Barragan

Ambassador

”My passion is bringing people together that share the same ideas and objectives. By creating strategical alliances with likeminded people and institutions I fully support the social and nature conservation objectives of the Foundation.”

Walter Alvarez

Ambassador

”I am passionate about technology and wildlife. Being able to link both magical worlds can be realized with the Foundation. I am passionate about creating a sustainable circular economy.”

Nicole Espina

Ambassador

Panama is one of the most advanced economies in the region. However, it is among the most unequal countries in the world. I am a founder of a family Real State firm and a business and financial consultant, I am genuinely convinced that empowering communities and preserving nature it is the right path towards communities sustainable development. Therefore, the work the foundation is doing to provide communities with the right sets of skills and education to graduate from poverty; it is remarkable. This is why I become part of Fundacion Alianza Caribe. Because “alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much!.”

Alvaro Boyd

Ambassador

As Ex President of Acobir in Panana (two times), ex vice president of Cila, Comissioner of the Technical Board of Brokers for 5 years, Vice president Fiabci Americas I aim to support the Foundation with a strong trajactory and ample personal network. ”I am also eager to support the sustainable development of the communities along the Caribbean Coast and help to improve the quality of life of many local families.”

Corrin Skubin

Ambassador

”As a former Peace Corps Volunteer on the Caribbean coast, living and working with the indigenous communities since 2003 is a passion of mine and has become part of my life’s work. Founding an NGO in Panama in 2007, I have focused on working with communities on sustainable development projects. Coupling this passion with my real estate career I have brought investors together with native communities to help improve living conditions and conserve nature. Thrilled to be part of this mission!”

Alejandro Loring

Ambassador

”I believe that the future is integrating technology and nature to create a sustainable healthy and tranquile life for humankind while maintaining the essence of what was built by Mother Nature. The fusion of water, land, life and positive human intelligence are the key factors to our success.”

Daniela Ochoa

Ambassador

Lawyer, specialized in human rights with the OEA (Organization of American Estates). ”Passionate about mother nature, its benefits and protection. Dedicated to neuroscience, the healing and comprehensive development of children and adults, new education and throught conferences on development of awareness and responsibility in our mental and emotional health.”