About Us


Bochika is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Miami FL. Bochika’s mission is to promote organizational development, increase social impact, and enhance the global visibility of local organizations by providing needed training, tools, and technology. To fulfill this mission, Bochika builds committed partnerships with local organizations that demonstrate exceptional work to address community needs.

Our Mission

Bochika’s mission is to promote organizational development, increase social impact, and enhance the global visibility of local organizations by providing needed training, tools, and technology.

Our Vision

Bochika envisions a world built upon self-empowered, self-sustaining communities.

Our Promise

First, to be a key partner and resource for local organizations and community groups by providing essential resources for strong project management and capacity development. Second, to design programs, grounded in research, that improve livelihoods of a community through skills training, practical education, technical assistance, and small business and organizational development. Third, to strengthen the work of other international development organizations by sharing our lessons learned through research, blogging, and publications.

Our History

In 2009, in Cartagena, Colombia, inspired by a common passion to make a difference in the world, Hayett Chater, Phillip Rincon and Ann Marie Warmenhoven, graduate students at Florida International University (FIU), decided to form a not-for-profit organization to serve those most in need. After months of debate over the perfect name, mission, and vision for the organization, Bochika was born. A short time later, destiny and an life-altering visit to Haiti brought Camille Kremer of the University of Miami to the team. In early 2010, Bochika was officially incorporated and received its 501(C) 3 status. In its first year of existence, Bochika was awarded major grants to fund programs in Haiti and Miami, selected to lead a 800-person Capacity Building seminar in Colombia, and acknowledged for its innovation and commitment to change by former President Bill Clinton.

Our Team

In essence, Bochika’s team consists of passionate volunteer academics and professionals inspired to use our talents to realize positive change in the world around us. Bochika does not have any full-time staff, thus our administrative and operational costs are kept low, ensuring that the maximum percentage of every dollar we collect goes directly to our mission-driven programs. Bochika is always seeking like-minded, passionate individuals willing to contribute time and talent.

Our Logo

Bochika’s Logo, designed by our friend, Kevin Baly of Nemean Designs, represents our commitment to growing (signified by the leaves) strong communities (signified by the “C”).
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