News & Stories

  • May 18, 2017

    Americas / Colombia

    Working towards clean water for an entire community in Colombia

    The children and families of drought-stricken Rancheria Sabanita go without fresh water every day. The climate is arid, people are dehydrated, and the land is barren, which means that there is no drinking water and no water to irrigate crops. A combination of desert climate, lack of proximity to villages to buy water, and financial instability contribute to the lack of clean drinking water. But, we are working towards changing that, so every person has clean water in the community.

  • May 16, 2017

    Americas / Colombia

    A yam a day keeps the doctor away: Diversifying crops for better health in Colombia

    “Before the training, I only harvested plantains. Thanks to Malteser International, I have something to eat all year long because I have a diverse produce. When yam is in season I can harvest those and have food. And when it is plantain season, I can have those. I now have yam, cassava, and plantain, which are the basic nourishing foods in Northern Colombia.”

  • February 21, 2017

    Americas / Haiti

    Kids will be kids at the new playground in Cite Soleil, Haiti

    Children and families in Cité Soleil, Haiti, now have a healthy public space that not only provides a place for kids to be kids and get exercise, but also a space for students to study at night and a center for youth to play sports in the evening, The new playground acts is a new focal point that brings the entire community together.

  • 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.

  • November 1, 2016

    Americas / Colombia

    Bees are buzzing in Colombia and farmers are abuzz

    Coupling traditional farming methods with new alternatives, such as beekeeping, Colombia’s farming community is increasing their skill level, diversifying their output, providing for their future, and reducing the risk of disaster through sustainable and environmentally friendly farming.

    To support our beekeeping programs, donate today.

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