Nov 27, 2017

Jose Carlos Testimony

José Carlos was thirteen years old when despite the best efforts of his family, he fell in with the wrong crowd and started living on the streets.
To get by José Carlos started selling psychoactive substances in a dangerous neighborhood known as ‘the Lebanon’.

José Carlos’ situation was brought to the attention of the foundation by his grandmother who was worried for his life.
In May of this year José Carlos joined the Casa de los Dones program.

Initially José Carlos was very aggressive and confronted his peers and the leadership team.

However with the guidance offered by the foundation, José Carlos’ behavior started to shift, such that he quickly rose to become a respected member of the program and achieved the best grades in the school.
José Carlos was selected to represented Dones de Misericordia Foundation in a science event held at the Cartagena Convention Centre, scoring highly amongst his peers.
Given the right support and opportunities, José was able to shift his behaviors and attitude in just 6 short months. José’s grandmother is very happy with his progress and not only is he motivated to continue studying to the best of his abilities, now he even helps in the family business.

Aug 28, 2017

Bryan's Testimony

Brayan, is a child who was raised in a extreme vulnerable neighborhood of the city of Cartagena,   
The child grew up in quite complex conditions, he had a dysfunctional family. He lived with his       mother, who exploited him to work, and suffered heavy punishment from his mother.
Dones de Misericordia Foundation has always strived for the restoration of the rights of the city's children and Brayan would not be the exception.
The coexistence in the home the first few days was not easy, since it was a child who came with different habits, had been a victim of abuse and therefore was very aggressive, did not recognize the authority because he had very bad relationship with his mother.
While Brayan was in the process of adaptation caused strong problems with the therapeutic team,an he decided escaped from the protection home.
After a month, he reconsidered and decided to return because he had faced the reality that lived before, The foundation again opened the doors, and this time the child began a complete process of restoration, remained for more than two years In the home, in which he received protection, love, psychological attentio; through it he learned to be respectful, kind, had the opportunity to finish his high school studies and develop a life project.
On the other hand, during two years the team of the Foundation realized a process of therapeutic attention with his mother and brothers, in which the family realized a forgiveness
process o and restoration. Brayan returned to his restored home, currently he and his family continue receiving accompaniment and support from the Foundation.

Thanks to people like you for helping us transform the lives of children like Brayan.
May 31, 2017



Luis Joel y Fernando were twins, they grew up in a dysfunctional home, their mother was out of home all day (making street food to survive), their father was completely absent, that high-risk environment led them to become part of gangs and stay on the street.

For theses days, the foundation started one of their comunity campaing in a vulnerbale sector, looking for kids in a high vulnerability situation and Street conditions.

The foundation detected the level of expose that theses youngs had in their enviroment, that´s why they were rescue and came to living in our Home of protection, where they were restored thanks to a comprehensive program and specially with the love of all the new family members, a mom, 38 brothers and a interdisciplinary team.

One year later, Fernando was diagnosticated with cancer in the brain, eight months later, after two cirguries and quimyotherapic treatment, Fernando passed away.

We are so proud to have seen how Fernando fought against his sickness and chiefly for the completely emotional and spiritual restoration of him and his family, whose lived a process of forgiveness reconciliation and new beginning

Thanks to the support of fundation's contributors, Fernando had the oportunity to heal his heart and receive an excelent health care treatment, his brother had de opportunity to start a new life.

Other miracle received was Luis's passion to studing medicine, in orther to help other children with cancer. Now he is finishing an english course, is the best student in his school, and is ready to start his medical career next year.

Thank you for helping us to change forever the life and destiny of  street children! 


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