Camaquito is an international, politically independent and non-denominational children’s aid organization that supports programs for children, teenagers and young adults between the ages of 18-25 in the areas of education, sports, culture, health and environment. Project work is focused in Camagüey province, located in the heart of Cuba.
Camaquito was founded in Switzerland in 2001, followed by Camaquito Germany (2003) and Camaquito Austria (2016). The organization is recognized as a public charity in all three countries.
Since 2003, Camaquito’s program office has been located in Camagüey, led by Swiss citizen Mark Kuster. He is supported in project development and implementation by skilled Cuban employees. In addition, a number of European volunteers donate their time to Camaquito’s efforts.
Camaquito’s spends a maximum of 15% of its total operating budget on administrative expenses. For every USD $100 the organization receives, at least $85 go directly to programs in Cuba.