Who we are
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.
MAX VAN RIJSWIJK
”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.”
“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.”
”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.”
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!.”