Suacha A Step For Peace

In Colombia, we are in the implementation of a peace agreement between the Government and the FARC. But what they are doing is not enough. Peace Builders are needed in the regions, and as the proverb says: “Peace begins at home”. In Suacha there are people and organizations that are working for the Builders of…

Dancing in the Difficulties

I have already been living in the community of San Nicolás in Suacha, Cundinamarca for a bit more than a year, and although the situation is sometimes difficult economically and emotionally for many people in this area due to the many circumstances that exist, something that got my attention since I arrived is seeing a…

Environment! A Call for Awareness

One of the topics most talked about these days because of climate change is taking care of the environment, but are we caring for the environment or, on the contrary, are we helping to destroy it? Despite the different campaigns that we see daily about taking care of the environment, it’s common to find that…

One Year! Service, Reflection and Experience

It’s been a year already since I began this experience called Seed, for which I give thanks to God and to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) for allowing me to be a part of this program that has been full of learning for my growth. Here I have learned the value of service. Seed gave me…

Colombia and Its Victims

The conflict that Colombia has lived for more than 6 decades has left many victims because of the different armed groups, both illegal and from the State. Here is the history of one of these victims. We will call her Marian for security reasons. She was born in the department of Meta (map figure) and…

Peace? Colombia Decides

For more than half a century Colombia has lived an armed conflict that has left much pain, death, destruction, poverty and all the rigor of war that has fallen over Colombians, above all over the poorest people and in the most vulnerable areas. Since February 23rd and August 26th in 2012 the Colombian government started…