In a response to the humanitarian crisis caused by unprecedented migration from Venezuela we have been able to launch our project in Bucaramanga.
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Over the past two days, we have celebrated the graduation of 62 students from the first phase of our livelihoods project in La Isla, Sampues and Pueblecito, Palmito.
Our friends in Cincinnati, Ohio have again supported us enormously by holding a second 5k run to raise funds for the IPS Clinton Rabb clinic in Brisas del Mar.
The city of Bucaramanga is experiencing a large influx of Venezuelan immigrants. Venezuela, once the richest country in the region, has declined so much that two thirds of its population currently live in extreme poverty.
Our congregation in Piedecucuesta is looking to respond to the needs of local children a start a 'For happy and healthy children' project. The area where we are located is renowned for high rates of internally displaced people by many years of civil conflict.
This weekend, Health Brigades were organised in Brisas del Mar and Vista Hermosa, run by the doctor in attendance at our own Clinton Rabb clinic. The brigades carried out developmental checks and provided childhood vaccinations, amongst other things.
Latin American faith leaders have united to jointly declare their commitment to stand against modern slavery.
On Saturday 4th August, a Health Brigade was held in the community of La Isla, where medical consultations, cytologies, dentistry, haircuts, family counselling, and talks of personal improvement were provided, among others.
On Thursday and Friday, our training courses provided in cooperation with SENA commenced in the two communities of La Isla (Sampues) and Pueblecito (Palmito).
Today, we have launched a new livelihoods project in two indigenous Zenu communities within Sucre: La Isla, Sampues and Pueblecito, Palmito.