Stories about: Colombia

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Colombia

    Home to Latin America’s longest-running civil conflict, Colombia is a nation where children face huge challenges. As a result of disrupted education and poverty, a large number of children live on the streets and child labour is common. Tearfund has been working in Colombia since 1980, with a strong focus on helping vulnerable children.

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  • Helen Hero pic

    Meet Helen Baquero

    As part of our celebrations marking 50 years of Tearfund, we will be introducing some of our hard-working heroes, who work tirelessly behind the scenes. Today, meet Helen from Barranquilla, Colombia.

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  • Colombian woman by orange wall on street

    Unstoppable

    A single mother from Colombia decides to speak up about sexual violence in her nation. Warning: this story contains descriptions of sexual violence.

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  • Wiwa youth leaders visiting and sharing with Kogi people

    Who Do You Think You Are?

    For many years, the indigenous people of Colombia have been told that they are ‘nobody’. One woman is encouraging them to celebrate who they really…

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  • The healing power of redemptive love

    Every day, scores of young girls suffer devastating abuse and violence in refugee camps and communities in Colombia. But thanks to your support, Tearfund is working with local churches to bring help and aid to those in need. Read Berta’s inspiring story of grace and restoration, and how she has found new hope for the future.

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