This book wishes to contribute in some way to consolidate the significance of FOAL’s work in our historical memory, which represents a huge task in itself but which also concerns us.
Our historical memory is sometimes fragile and can be overwhelmed with better publicised happenings. FOAL however, has made possible that many children, teenagers and adults in Latin America have a more dignified and more complete life.
In sum, it is a life more in accordance with their human rights.
Hence, the following pages constitute a succinct but heartfelt homage that describes the vicissitudes this Foundation has gone through, and whose rational behind its existence is the unavoidable compromise of ONCE with development cooperation, a compromise which is only possible thanks to the solidarity of the Spanish society and to the work of our lottery ticket sellers.