Colombia is a beautiful country in the North-West corner of South America. It has the second largest population on the continent. Most Colombians are charming, kindly, law-abiding people; and most Colombian parents are loving and responsible. Unfortunately, however, the position of their country - which has terrain that is difficult to police, is close to the U.S., and is the only one in South America that has ports both on the Pacific and the Caribbean - makes it an ideal base for the trade in illegal drugs.
Life on the street is never easy for children of Colombia. Many of them have to work late into the night – selling candies, cigarettes, drinks, or other refreshments – before returning home. Even so, it can be addictive, because there the children are free from adult control. The police will take them into an institution if they catch them on the street at night, so they need money to rent a room for the night. They form tightly knit groups to share the cost of this - and for their own protection - and they spend their time begging, scavenging, doing drugs, or selling themselves in prostitution.
Now it’s easier than ever to join us in our mission to PROTECT and TRANSFORM the lives of vulnerable and needy children in Medellín, Colombia.
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