Reaching the Unreached - Interim report

Improving health of mothers and children in the most vulnerable communities in post-conflict Colombia 

Thanks to the support of United Methodist Women, Methodist Women in Britain and Pollock Memorial Missionary Trust we were able to launch a project aiming to improve the health status of the most vulnerable members of indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities through community health education, targeted screening and treatment. 

The project addresses the gaps in preventative care (antenatal visits and childhood development checks) and the lack of health-hygiene education which contribute to high maternal and childhood morbidity in the area caused by diarrhoeal and respiratory infections.  

Venezolanos SOS

With the assistance and contribution of 26 agencies, and in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by unprecedented migration from Venezuela, we are pleased to announce the launch of www.venezolanosSOS.co -  a single site providing information on services, walking routes, and general information for Venezuelan migrants and caminantes here in Colombia.

Each of the contributing organisations can update information as required, providing photos and points on the map to help their services be easily found.

62 students graduate from Livelihoods project in Sucre

Over the past two days, we have celebrated the graduation of 62 students from the first phase of our livelihoods project in La Isla, Sampues and Pueblecito, Palmito.

After more than 300 hours of training in the art of cana flecha production by tutors from SENA, there were displays of the beautiful products which have been made by the attendees.

Next year, commencing in February, further training in marketing will be provided to assist all participants in the packaging and sale of products.  We have also begun seeking possible markets for the products, both in the region of Sucre and also internationally - and the next phase will also see the creation of a web page to sell the products online.