United for Colombia

United for Colombia's mission is to fund comprehensive and specialized medical care for severely wounded servicemen and civilians, especially children victims of landmines and unexploded devices. Health, happiness and hope can flourish in the hearts of hundreds of disabled Colombians who dream for a future filled with opportunities
Feb 19, 2014

Keeping Hopes Alive!

At age 11, Ramiro was doing agriculture jobs when he accidentally activated a landmine. This explosive device caused the total loss of his vision and severe injuries on his body, particularly on his left hand, in which he lost his fingers.

Since 2012, Ramiro has been receiving comprehensive rehabilitation assistance from United for Colombia. He received a facial prosthesis and prosthetic eye.

His recovery process has been complex due to the severity of his wounds. However, Ramiro keeps studying his secondary education and aspires to be a professional musician.

Thanks to our donor and their constant support, children like Ramiro keep faith to gain the well-being and the recovery they need to continue a joyful and ambitious life.

Thanks for keeping their hopes alive!

Oct 8, 2013

Sharing Happy Moments!

On August 3, 2013 United for Colombia enjoyed a lovely moment with their beneficiaries and their families. We got together to share the happiness of our triumphs of living a life of hope and optimism.

Our beneficiaries are now enjoying a better quality of life as well as their families. They recovered their health and independence, securing a brighter future for themselves. These triumphs are thanks to those kindhearted people caring to serve others and make their dreams come true.

Our supporters allow us to reach our goals, the goals of those waiting to walk again. Your deep conviction in supporting our mission makes possible to touch and change the life of many Colombians in need.

Thanks again for your kind hearth!

Jun 6, 2013

Aleida keeps smiling!

Aleida is a courageous and gorgeous woman, who keeps smiling despite adversity.

At the young age of 17, Aleida lost her left leg below the knee due to a landmine accident. She was working as a cook with her mom for the fishing community. She went to pick up some coconuts for lunch and stepped on a landmine planted approximately 20 meters (66 feet) from the beach, at Bahia Solano (ranked as one of the top 100 world’s best beaches by CNN)

With the support of United for Colombia, and many generous people, Aleida was able to receive a state-of-the-art left leg prosthesis in 2009. Since then, she has been receiving yearly prosthetic adjustments and change of sockets to guarantee her mobility.

Aleida lives with her mother, sister and two children (7-year-old daughter and 3-year-old boy). She is currently working in a family home, is finishing high school (currently seventh grade), and enjoying her free time dancing and playing with her children.

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