Our new program in Columbia is based on our successful prostetic program for landmine victims in Nicaragua

 

 

After a five-decade-long civil war in Colombia, leftover landmines still dot the rural mountainsides. In the coffeelands, it is common for these landmines to go off and claim the lives or limbs of farmers and their families. In fact, Colombia is the country with the second-highest number of annual landmine causalties, trailing only Afghanistan. The majority of landmine victims end up in need of prosthetic limbs and rehabilitation, often unable to continue their work. We have co-founded Coffeelands Landmine Trust to provide job training and rehabilitation for landmine victims in Colombia's coffeelands.

Partners

  • Sol Nacientes
  • Coffeelands Landmine Trust

Time Period

2012 - ongoing

Money Committed by Dean's Beans

$6,000

Current Status

  • Clinics now functioning in Antiochia Province