Mission & Objectives

Reda Sosial is dedicated to reduce poverty on Curaçao through financing projects, that in one way or the other alleviate the critical social-economic situation of marginalized people, promote the self-reliability and are aimed at both social and economic development.


At the foundation of Reda Sosial the action program consisted of two components (two-track policy), namely: 

  1. social development and;
  2. economic development.

The first track, the emergency program, was aimed at making up arrears in several areas. On a short term special attention went to infrastructure projects like improving roads, houses, schoolbuildings, neighbourhood centers, sports facilities and education projects like renewal of school materials. The execution of these projects would automatically give incentives to, although temporary, employment. The actions which were aimed at structural improvement of the quality of life in the neigbhourhoods, had to be visible on a short term in order to stimulate the people in the neighbourhoods.

In compliance with an education program emphasizing on mental development this emergency program would lay the foundation for the second track: the structural program. Within the structural program the stimulation of economic growth and creating employment were stressed in order to strenghten the economy and in this way increase the self-reliability of the people.

Ever since the poverty study was carried out in 1998, which resulted in the publication of Pobresa ban atak’é in 1999, Reda Sosial has aimed her activities more towards combating poverty through integrated neighbourhood development on the Netherlands Antilles. The focus within this strategy lies on four main themes:

  1. the quality of life in the neighbourhood;
  2. the working neighbourhood;
  3. the learning neighbourhood;
  4. the healthy neighbourhood.