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Program Improves Health & Sanitation While Promoting Unity in Colombian Border Settlements

Jesús Uzcátegui is a 25-year-old migrant from Venezuela who came to Colombia in 2015 with his wife and two-year-old son. …

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Program of Alliances for Reconciliation Helps Unify Post-Conflict Colombia Through Tourism

Tourism is a growing industry in Colombia, where the end of a decades-long armed conflict is opening up places previously …

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Mural in Colombian Housing Project Drives Tourism

Along Colombia’s Caribbean coast, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the highest coastal mountain range in the world and …

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Venezuelan Migrants Get Ahead with Recipes for Success

Youth culinary training program promotes inclusion for new Bogotá residents Venezuelan migrants are far from empty-handed when they arrive in …

In Colombia, Project-Supported Robotics School Launches Women & Girls in Science, All the Way to NASA

Women and girls from Colombia’s Pacific Region are showing the world a different side of the once-marginalized area. Two young …

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Mabel’s Story: A Young Mother and Venezuelan Migrant’s Journey to Empowerment

As a young girl, Mabel Iriarte dreamed of becoming a dancer. She was a Venezuelan migrant living in Cartagena, Colombia, …

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Psychosocial Support Tool Reconciles Communities & Improves Employability

For populations that have experienced trauma or violence, healing is a crucial step toward social and economic stability. Many Colombians …

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Cycling Events with Olympian Create New Narratives in Colombia’s Forgotten Regions

Imagine hundreds of cyclists riding through the streets as an Olympic gold medalist leads the pack. Years ago, this scene …

Fundación ACDI/VOCA Latin America Marks First Year of Empowering Communities

Despite strides to reduce poverty in recent years, 29.6 percent of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean still …

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Program Supports Community Integration & Spurs Ecotourism of Colombia Amazon

Up until a few years ago, the rich biodiversity around Florencia, Caquetá, remained largely untouched by tourism. As in many …

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Beekeeping Heals Sting of the Past, Fostering Reconciliation in Colombia

Bees have become unusual teachers in the municipality of San Carlos (Antioquia), where violent conflict left weak social structures in …

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Ivanka Trump & USAID Administrator Green Meet Women Entrepreneurs Empowered by ACDI/VOCA in Colombia

Four Colombian women had the opportunity to present their business ventures to Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and eldest …

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Program Improves Health & Sanitation While Promoting Unity in Colombian Border Settlements

Jesús Uzcátegui is a 25-year-old migrant from Venezuela who came to Colombia in 2015 with his wife and two-year-old son. …