To guarantee the independent position of the project, Helena founded the Asociación Niños del Arco Iris in Peru in 2001. In 2006, this legal entity status was changed and the Peruvian Asociación became a Dutch Foundation.
Relation between Niños del Arco Iris and Kuychi
In this way, Niños del Arco Iris became an official state-accredited Dutch foundation in Peru. In Peru, the Niños del Arco Iris Foundation collaborates closely with the ministries of health, education, development, mother-child and the APCI (Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation).
The Kuychi Foundation in Eindhoven was set up in 2003 to financially support the Niños del Arco Iris Foundation in Peru. This foundation satisfies all the conditions set by the Dutch state for registered charities.
Niños del Arco Iris is accountable for all financial transactions to Kuychi. This is done in the form of an annual report, a financial statement, and periodic discussions between the Kuychi Foundation Board and the Foundation Board of Niños del Arco Iris.