WHO WE ARE
ASOPICA is a group of non for profit organizations whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the Americas young indigenous people. By emphasizing in education, food, health, family values and ancestral traditions, we help tribes that live in the venezuelan southern plains. These are highly vulnerable communities deeply affected by the economic and social crisis of that country.
The group is composed of: ASOPICA AC, a venezuelan non for profit organization founded in 2003 and ASOPICA FOUNDATION INC, a Florida based US public charity founded in 2017. We run an elementary school called Escuela Integral La Coromoto in a rural isolated area of Apure State and a catholic church (Mision Santo Cristo del Capanaparo) in the nearest town, La Macanilla, where we have a project to build a school for one hundred and fifty students.
We look forward to become one of the principal non for profit organizations in Apure, one of the poorest states of Venezuela.
Responsibility | Honesty | Solidarity | Equality | Respect
CHADDÉ – Thank you in Yaruro tribe language
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Manuel Reyna – President
Caleb White – Vicepresident
César Lepervanche – Tesorero
Trinidad Punceles, María Alesia Scannone, Jesús Alejandro Loreto, Álvaro Gimenez Fragachán, Daniela Hinestrosa de Gimenez, Juan Guillermo Ugueto, Maitane Azpiritxaga, Alejandra Reyna de Gabaldón y Giovanna Ragusa.
WHERE WE ARE
Our area of coverage is located approximately 50 miles north from the Colombian border in the southern Venezuelan plains of Apure State. La Coromoto is right in the middle of the Santos Luzardo National Park, one of the largest national parks in Venezuela which is inside Pedro Camejo municipality. Our name derives from Caño La Pica, a small but beautiful tributary river of the Capanaparo river, one of Apure’s main rivers.
Mision Santo Cristo del Capanaparo, was built in La Macanilla, a small town of approximately four thousand people located 75 miles south of San Fernando, Apure’s capital, at the crossroads by the Capanaparo and the only paved road that runs south from San Fernando to Puerto Paez, a small town right at the Colombian border.