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.
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.
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.
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
MADRE's Programs in Colombia
MADRE's Sister Organizations in Colombia
Child Soldiers in Colombia: How You Can Help