My Seed Experience in Colombia

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for new and richer experience” – Eleanor Roosevelt. Peace building is something that I learnt from the theoretical perspective but I have always wanted to learn it from the practical point of view so…

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…

Hope in the Journey

Along this journey I have learned the value of meeting people, cultures and ways of thinking that encourage me to continue to believe and work for peace and justice in my life and communities. I have experienced these things, from the orientation in South Africa with Mennonite Central Committee, to the few months in Bogota…

The Story of a Love Story

The current life expectancy of a Brazilian woman is 82 years. So far I have lived 32. Of these 32 years, 2 of them I lived in Colombia. According to statistics, I spent 2.4% of my life in this country. Comparing what I have lived with what I will (possibly)  live, 2 years do not…