The city of Bucaramanga is experiencing a large influx of Venezuelan immigrants. Venezuela, once the richest country in the region, has declined so much that two thirds of its population currently live in extreme poverty.
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Our congregation in Piedecucuesta is looking to respond to the needs of local children a start a 'For happy and healthy children' project. The area where we are located is renowned for high rates of internally displaced people by many years of civil conflict.
This weekend, Health Brigades were organised in Brisas del Mar and Vista Hermosa, run by the doctor in attendance at our own Clinton Rabb clinic. The brigades carried out developmental checks and provided childhood vaccinations, amongst other things.
Latin American faith leaders have united to jointly declare their commitment to stand against modern slavery.
On Saturday 4th August, a Health Brigade was held in the community of La Isla, where medical consultations, cytologies, dentistry, haircuts, family counselling, and talks of personal improvement were provided, among others.
On Thursday and Friday, our training courses provided in cooperation with SENA commenced in the two communities of La Isla (Sampues) and Pueblecito (Palmito).
Today, we have launched a new livelihoods project in two indigenous Zenu communities within Sucre: La Isla, Sampues and Pueblecito, Palmito.
The water system at Brisas continues to operate successfully, and the majority of the residents collect their water from the raised water tower in the centre of the village.
ICM of Buenaventura is preparing to carry out a project focusing on young people that are often targeted by armed groups.
After months of construction, involving the cooperation of village residents, groups of volunteers from the United States and professional tradesmen, we are delighted to announce that the electric water pump in Brisas del Mar was today switched on, marking the completion of the project to provide