Awarded "Golden Cross of the Civil Order of the Social Solidarity" by the Spanish Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in May, 2005.
Awarded "Nikkei Asia Prize for Regional Growth" by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. (Nikkei) in 2004.
Awarded "Premio Galileo 2000 - Special Prize for Peace" by Ina Assitalia Fireuze in 2004.
Awarded "Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award" by Fuqua School of Business of Duke University, U.S.A. in 2004.
Awarded "World Affairs Council Award for Extra-ordinary Contribution to Social Change" by the World Affairs Council of Northern California in 2004.
Awarded "The Economist Award for Social and Economic Innovation" by The Economist in 2004.
Awarded "City of Orvieto Award" by the Municipality of Orvieto in 2004.
Awarded "Telecinco Award for Better Path Towards Solidarity" by the Spanish TV Netwark - Channel 5 in 2004.
Awarded "The Medal of the Painter Oswaldo Guayasamin" by the UNESCO in 2003.
Awarded "National Merit Order" by the Honorable President of the Republic of Colombia in 2003.