Dear Pichilin,

The time has arrived to say goodbye, or rather to say a ‘see you later’ because I am certain that I will return to Pichilin in the future. First of all I want to say thank you. Thank you for opening your community to me. I have felt extremely well in Pichilin since I have…

A Trip With A Purpose

On October 7th, the Seeders left their communities to participate in a 10-day learning delegation to learn about the work of Christian Peacemakers Team (CPT) in Barrancabermeja, where one of our Seeders is accompanying. We went with the purpose of learning about CPT, an organization that builds partnerships to transform violence and oppression, and one…

The Power of Integration

The people in Pichilin have told me several stories about how Pichilin used to be, before the violence. They paint Pichilin to be a beautiful, tranquil village, with lots of vegetation and big trees. They describe the village as being very large, with a booming agriculture scene. It seems to me that Pichilin was quite…

Love Where You Live

When it comes to envisioning rural life in the Global South, we tend to envision a picture of a dry, desert like place that is generally sad and a bit depressing. We often forget that behind the challenges of living in a rural community in the global south, there is beauty, nature, tranquility and fresh…

Dry Rivers and River Walks

  The Montes de Maria, where Pichilin is located, has a lot to offer. There are beautiful views, mountains and crops of all different kinds. However, there is a major problem that takes away some of the beauty. The problem is a severe lack of water. One of the ways that the lack of water…

The Value of Waiting

Waiting is hard. Waiting is a special skill- it takes patience, understanding, and time. I am going to be honest and say that I am not a person that likes to wait. It is something that I have always struggled with and continue to struggle with. However, this year during my time with Seed, I…

Dreams Within the Campo

We all dream. We have small dreams, we have big dreams, we have silly dreams, and we have dreams that could change the world. People in the city can dream, people in poverty can dream, and people in rural places can dream. Often times, when we talk about dreams in rural areas we talk about…