AID URGENTLY NEEDED IN COVID-19 HIT COLOMBIAN AMAZON
Covid-19 has hit hard in the Colombian Amazon. Around 7000 inhabitants living in the Colombian Amazon rainforest near Puerto Narino are desperately short of food and medical aid. Fenix and Natutama Foundations are on the ground giving practical help and appealing for more aid for these poor indigenous families who are particularly vulnerable to the spread of the virus. Read our Blog for more details - click here to help.
Children of Colombia
has been raising funds to provide care and education for very poor, sick and disadvantaged children in Colombia, South America since 2002. We keep overheads to a bare minimum so all donations go to help the children who need them.
A UK registered charity, Children of Colombia is a non- profit making organisation. All our Trustees have lived in Colombia and give their time voluntarily. We meet regularly and maintain close contact with our Colombian colleagues for news updates and to ensure funds are being spent wisely for the benefit of the children in their care. The organisations we support are:
Runs residential homes for children and adolescents with serious physical and mental health problems including chronic and terminal conditions - treating every child as a valued individual with love and encouragement in bright and happy surroundings.
Supports and empowers vulnerable and sexually abused girls and young women through pastoral care and education - from basic and secondary studies to degree and post-graduate levels, particularly in the health and social services sectors.
An important environmental educational programme for the Ticuna and neighbouring communities in the endangered but unique Amazon rainforest and in schools in some of Colombia's major cities.