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Caring for the Elderly

For our elderly programs we work with a number of organizations around the city dedicated to helping this sadly often neglected group of Colombians. Many of the clients have been abandoned when they became a burden or simply were not able to afford the care they needed themselves.

Elderly people waiting

These organizations provide food, accommodation, medical assistance and seek to engaged and work with the clients to help improve their standard of living and care. In all cases they are run by truly amazing individuals who achieve incredible things based on very little resources and assistance.

As these organizations are run by others we fit in around their needs as much as we can. Meaning type of work that volunteers do is a little dependent on the skills required, the schedule and restrictions of the organization.

Volunteer serving some elderly people

In the past we have had volunteers cooking and serving meals. They have cleaned the homes and assisted with the daily routines basic things like helping the elderly to shower and in one case cutting their hair! We have also had them planning outings and activities.

Sarah, Australia

Sarah, Australia

I think the program is a really positive influence for these children.


Evelyne, Austria

Evelyne, Austria

I think what impressed me the most was how happy the kids are though they do not have many things and living in such small basic houses.


Katie, Canada

Katie, Canada

It is so encouraging to know that people who have hardly anything can still be so happy. It makes me realize how lucky I am to have what I have, and not to take anything for granted


Lesa, UK

Lesa, UK

All the children are lovely, polite and have big smiles - quite a contrast to some of the children in the UK who have so much more.


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