Compassion started working in Colombia in 1974. Today, there are over 82,000 children registered in our programs through 250 church partners.
mothers die from pregnancy related causes per 100,000 births
lack access to improved sanitation
children under the age of five die per 1000 births
Greetings in Jesus’ name! My name is Jose Carrasco. I am the South America Area Director and I’ve been privileged to serve as the Interim Country Director of Colombia since 2014. I was born in Peru. I am married to Laura and we have two wonderful children, Jose Alonso and Natalia. I am proud to inform you that Compassion has been serving Colombia for 43 years.open_in_new Read full letter
When he was just 14, Mateo Lopera Agudelo began using drugs. “Every day, I advised my children about the danger of drugs. I could not understand why my son made the decision to use drugs. What did I do wrong?” asks his mother, Gladys. In the community of Currulao, Colombia where Mateo lives, drug use is a big issue.open_in_new Read more