Luz Stella Cárdenas is the Founder and Executive Director of the Renacer Foundation; an organisation that works with children that have been victims of sexual exploitation. She has treated over 15,000 children in Bogota, Cartagena and Barranquillla. Since 1988 she has been fighting children’s sexual exploitation and treating children that have been victims of this crime. Renacer also provides protection for victims of trafficking.
She received a special mention at the ceremony of the CAFAM Women’s prize because of the social impact Renacer has had. The Foundation also received the 2009 Portfolio Award.