We give a second life to your abandoned books

There are hidden treasures in your house. Bring them to Educambio and let's transform lives.

How does it work? →

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In rural areas of Colombia, education faces a great challenge: the lack of access to information. Libraries, which are usually the main source of information for both students and teachers, do not exist or are in precarious conditions, with an alarming shortage of bibliographic material.

This reality greatly limits the learning opportunities of boys and girls in the territories, widening the educational inequality gap that already exists in the country.
‍Therefore, we are committed to contributing to changing this situation. We believe that reading is a fundamental tool for personal development and social progress. Therefore, we invite you to join the change and donate new or used books to bring knowledge to the most remote corners of Colombia.

En Educambio sabemos que la educación es la clave de la transformación social de Colombia. Por eso, desde nuestros inicios nos dedicamos a recolectar y distribuir libros a través de Bibliotecas de Cambio en las comunidades vulnerables del país. 

By donating books to Educambio,
you will be contributing to:


Strengthen rural libraries and improve their access to quality bibliographic material.


Stimulate the imagination of boys, girls, adolescents and young people who visit libraries, promoting their creativity and equipping them with tools to thrive both in the academic field and in their daily lives.


Provide teachers with new pedagogical tools to encourage reading in their students.


Promote a culture of reading in rural communities.

How does it work?


Donate your new or used books at collection points in Cali. If you are located in another city, you can send the donation to our headquarters at Carrera 24F west #3-103 Ofc. 301 (Cali, Colombia).
**The value of the freight is your responsibility.


With the help of our volunteers, we carefully select the books according to their condition. Those in good condition are delivered to communities, while those that do not meet the requirements are destined for recycling.


According to the needs and preferences of the communities, we categorize and inventory the books destined for each library.


Finally, they are delivered to the communities along with a plastic wooden shelf, and community leaders are trained to implement the library in their territory.

¿Cómo hacemos los cuadernos de cambio?

Our "Cuadernos de Cambio" are made with the good condition pages of donated notebooks and their covers are crafted from Earth Pact, a paper made from unbleached sugarcane bagasse. This makes our notebooks not only 100% recycled, but also eco-friendly.

The production of these notebooks is carried out by mothers who are heads of household living in vulnerable communities, providing them with job opportunities and empowering them to support their families.

Get your New or Used books ready

and bring them to our collection points in Cali

ProntoWash sede:

  • C.C Unicentro: Parking Tower: Near the Pasoancho exit.

Librería Nacional en Cali de:

  • Plaza de Caicedo: Cra 5 No. 11-50.
    Schedules: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Saturdays: 9:00 a.m to  4:30 pm.
    Sundays and Holidays: Closed
  • Centro Comercial Chipichape: Av 6N No. 37-25. Local 209-231.
    Schedules: Monday to Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Sundays and Holidays: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you are in another city in Colombia, you can send the donation to our headquarters in Cali, located at Carrera 24F Oeste #3-103, Office 301. The cost of shipping is at your expense.