thru the eyes of a child
“I thank God for the support that these people are giving me. I pray that God blesses them and protects them” Says Mrs. Yolanda, one of the many people that have been not only affected by the long-standing conflict in Colombia, but also by the mudslide that took place on April 1st this year.
“That night I was already asleep when I heard how everybody began to cry for help. Some neighbors helped me pull my children out of the mud” She relates her experience with a heartening look in her eyes. She used to live with her husband and five children in the San Miguel neighborhood, one of the areas most affected by this natural disaster. Her oldest daughter is 12 years old, two sons who are 10 and 9, another 5-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old baby girl.
Yolanda, who came to Mocoa five years ago fleeing from the armed conflict in Colombia, says that her faith in God has filled her with much strength. “Despite I lost all my material possessions to the mudslide, I still thank God that he spared my life and that of my children”
During Conviventia’s first day in Mocoa, Mrs. Yolanda received humanitarian aid from the team of Conviventia, including assistance by the medical doctors, dentists and psychologists, who took care of her and her family.
With a grin in her face she affirms that she is happy in the new neighborhood where she just moved after the tragedy, the place is called New Hope (Nueva Esperanza, in Spanish) and she says that she does not mind paying rent for the house because it means a new beginning for her life. The name of the “barrio” now makes total sense for her and her family.
Thanks to all the contributions of the people who donated to make this outreach possible. For Yolanda, Conviventia donated a stove for her family, school supplies for her children, clothes and the message of Hope that will surely strengthen her precious family.
healthcare in action in Mocoa
Yolanda sends her heartfelt thanks to you
A new backpack helps me carry my books to school
Heading to our new home