A new beginning for 61 families in Colombia

 
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A new beginning for 61 families in Colombia

A new beginning for 61 families in Colombia

The village of Los Medios

The village of Los Medios
The village of Los Medios is located five hours from Medellin, and two hours by foot and bus from Granada, the closest urban zone.

Evidence of the Forced Displacement

Evidence of the Forced Displacement
From the 300 families that were displaced by the war in Los Medios Village, only 61 of them came back. A walk down the village gives you a sighseeing full of abandoned and destroyed houses.

Community's Store

Community's Store
The Community's Store is the only place in the village where people can buy food for their families from. It has become the place where people get together to discuss issues faced in the village.

How can I help you?

How can I help you?
Freddy is the manager of the store. A very kind and responsible person, he's always there to help the villagers when they pass by to get what they need.

Family from Los Medios

Family from Los Medios
The majority of the families from Los Medios consist of four to seven people, all of them working together at the farm. The household economy is based on the cultivation and processing of sugarcan.

Women Heads of Household

Women Heads of Household
The families where women are heads of households are the poorest from the village. In the picture we see Nubia, a young mother of three, one of them with visual disabilities.

Family Sharing

Family Sharing
With a strong family unit, parents seek to educate their children properly, so they can grow in an environment free from any expression of violence.

The Grandfather

The Grandfather
Senior people demonstrate with the look in their eyes and aspect of their hands that life has not been easy, as they have witnessed the transition from violence to what Los Medios is now.

The Leader

The Leader
Rosa Ines (on the right) is the President of the Community Association. She has done an amazing job bringing the voice of the community to the local authorities of the Granada municipality.
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Organization

Project Leader

Daniel Marulanda

Medellin, Antioquia Colombia

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Map of A new beginning for 61 families in Colombia