Help Colombian Families Displaced by War

by MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.
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Summary

MADRE is working with our Colombian partner LIMPAL to meet the needs of women and children displaced by war, who lack access to food, clean water, land, and education and who live on less than $1/day.
$1,393
total raised
25
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

Most displaced women and their families in Colombia have fled violence in their communities, and often find themselves alone, in cities far from their homes, cut off from their support systems, without jobs or access to basic necessities. MADRE and LIMPAL have designed multifaceted programs that meet the needs of displaced women and children, providing access to food, education, water, and housing. These programs serve approximately 30 families every day.

Solution

Services include: 1. Provide meals through a community food bank; 2. Promote school attendance for 50 children by buying books and uniforms; and 3. Improve housing and provide clean drinking water in neighborhoods where displaced families live.

Long-Term Impact

The project enables displaced women and children to feed themselves, access clean water, and attend school, in order to help them establish themselves in new surroundings, and develop new support networks and, ultimately, self-sufficiency.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.MADRE.org
MADRE's Programs in Colombia
MADRE's Sister Organizations in Colombia
Child Soldiers in Colombia: How You Can Help

Organization Information

MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.MADRE.org
Project Leader:
Vivian Stromberg
Executive Director
New York, NY United States

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