Our Partners: APDES
 Web site: http://www.ongapdes.org/

The Association of Professionals for Business and Social Development in the Caribbean Region was officially established in Colombia in 2003 by a group of young professionals who felt the existing social programs did not meet the needs of the community. APDES was created to provide health, education, business and technological services in Ariguani/El Dificil. APDES President Aura Ines Aguilar Camilo was selected for a legislative internship program administered by the League of Women Voters in 2010. During a month-long home-stay with Helene Dudley in Miami, Aura learned about The Colombia Project, met several of the board members, and successfully petitioned to open a micro-loan program in her community.