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Shakira, Marquez Launch Child Poverty Foundation In Panama

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shakira.jpgPop star Shakira has announced that she is teaming up with Nobel Laureate winner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, to start a foundation dedicated to fighting child poverty in Latin America.

The name of the foundation is America Latina en Accion Solidaria (Latin America in Solidarity Action), and is gaining support from Latin American celebrities. Spanish singer Miguel Bose will serve as executive director, while artists like Ricky Martin and Juanes and Alejandro Sanz will hold five concerts next year to raise funds for the foundation.

Shakira, also heads the Colombia-based non-profit foundation Pies Descalzos, or Barefoot, which helps the child victims of violence in Panama City.

ContactMusic quoted her as saying, ” “We all have to do our part to fight against inequality.”

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