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  • April 7, 2017

    Americas / Colombia

    A survivor and hero of the Mocoa mudslides and his plea for help

    Gerardo Cuao, 21 years old, is a survivor of the mudslides that destroyed Mocoa, Colombia just 6 days ago. For some who may never know his name, Gerardo is also a hero.


  • April 6, 2017

    Americas / Colombia

    Seeds of Hope: The story of Luz and Jairo, beekeepers in Colombia

    Luz and Jairo Linares, a husband and wife team who survive off of the land and make a living as traditional farmers. Increased climate change effects have caused problems for the family. With their traditional farming output on the decline and their livelihood threatened, Luz and Jairo turned to Malteser International Americas’ innovative beekeeping program in Colombia as a new source of income.

  • April 2, 2017

    Americas / Colombia

    Mudslides ravage Mocoa, Colombia

    Our hearts and prayers are with the Colombian people after torrential rains triggered severe flooding and mudslides in the city of Mocoa, in southwest Colombia, early Saturday morning. It is estimated that at least 254 people have been killed and over 200 people are missing, while 400 people are reported injured.

  • March 30, 2017

    Americas / Colombia

    Climate change transformation in Colombia

    Longstanding droughts have ruined crops and affected the health and livelihood of families in northern Colombia. Malnutrition is on the For one week, we worked on the Colombian Atlantic Coast, alongside documentary filmmakers from Human Pictures, to capture the personal and collective transformation of a group of youth and community leaders. A transformation occurred, and the effects will last a lifetime.

  • February 17, 2017

    Americas / Colombia

    The secret life of bees in Colombia

    To end the struggle and help families to create sustainable futures, we are teaching traditional subsistence farmers the art of beekeeping. By bolstering their farming skills with innovative techniques, they are more capable of sustaining the effects of the changing climate.

  • December 19, 2016

    Americas / Colombia

    The Power of light in Colombia

    Over the 50 years of internal conflict has destroyed livelihood for indigenous and displaced people of La Guajira and Magdalena in northern Colombia, leaving the inner pilot lights of hope for so many, reduced to a flicker. Sadly, that light is often on the verge of being blown out by ongoing poverty, displacement, environmental devastation, and poor health. Learn more about how we are shining a light on forgotten families in Colombia and leaving an even larger relief footprint in the country. help more families see the light, give a gift today.

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