Fundación Esperanza Viva (Colombia)

Scope of organisation

CANCER support organisation (non-CLL specific)


Fundación Esperanza Viva (FEV) is an independent, non-profit organization, created with the objective of advising patients with oncological and hematological pathologies and their caregivers in several important aspects, self-management of well-being, navigation in the Colombian health system to access a comprehensive treatment, elimination of barriers to access health services and emotional support to face the diagnosis in a positive way.

FEV was founded in 2006 and since then has provided free support to more than 7,000 people in Colombia. Among the programs developed at FEV are:

  • Continuing Education for patients and caregivers
  • Legal advice for access to health services
  • Emotional support

Fundación Esperanza Viva (FEV) currently represents 3206 members or patients with CLL (information as of August 2021).

Support services offered and available resources


Information on COVID-19

  • COVID-19 information hub

Services for HCP

  • Healthcare professional education

Patient support services

  • Buddy schemes (1:1 support)
  • Directory of local / national support groups
  • Local support groups
  • Online group / chat or forum
  • Patient meetings
  • Telephone support / support helpline
  • Welfare / financial support

Education services / Capacity building

  • Conferences
  • Educational events
  • Publications and presentations at relevant blood cancer meetings
  • Webinars

Digital Tools & Resources

  • Apps
  • Newsletter
  • Podcasts
  • Videos
  • Website pages

CLL Information

  • Clinical Trials directory
  • CLL news and conference coverage
  • Online leaflets & booklets
  • Printed leaflets & booklets

Campaigning and Advocacy

  • Advisory statements and position papers
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Health Technology Appraisals (HTA)
  • Input in writing and/or in person to government and regulatory organizations
  • Fundraising resources
  • Personal Advocacy
  • Petitions
  • Surveys of the community served