Tag Archives: 2010

A Life to Live

Today was our very last project visit with Children of the Andes… a very strange feeling… The project was Fundamor, which is a home for abandoned and orphaned children living with HIV/Aids.  We were unsure what to expect as we … Continue reading

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A Rollercoaster Ride…

Today we took a taxi into barrio 18 on the far side of town. The taxi took us zooming right up onto the foothills of the mountains and down the other side – a switchback of a ride with dizzying views … Continue reading

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Forming Futures…

What happens when a child in care in Colombia reaches the age of 18 and has to leave the home where they have lived for many years? What if, as is often the case, they have no parents, no support, haven’t finished school … Continue reading

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Goodbye Bogotá, hello Cali!

It has been a couple of days since we last blogged, so there is a bit to catch up on. We are now in Cali – a steamy city in the South West of Colombia which is the capital of salsa. But … Continue reading

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I heart the Colombian countryside

We woke this morning to a Bogotá shrouded in thick mist which was rapidly turning into smog. This, coupled with hectic traffic, made us quite glad to be heading out of town again. Two new amigos – Pedro and Freddy … Continue reading

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Education in Colombia´s coffee region

After the incessant rain on Monday, our trip to Colombia’s lush coffee region was a welcome change. Blue sky, butterflies in yellow, blue and red, winding roads and stunning views led us to the city of Manizales, and then the … Continue reading

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Survivors, rain, landmines and games

As predicted, today was a total whirlwind of a day.  It was made even more crazy by torrential rain which poured down almost all the time. As we walked to the office with Gina Ortiz, Children of the Andes’ field … Continue reading

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