Colombia is a beautiful country, known for its colorful culture, music, and lush landscapes. However, over the past 40 years, Colombia has been riddled by internal conflict and natural disasters which have resulted in millions of its population being displaced. This conflict has been largely supported through the drug trade. Due to recent paramilitary demobilization, many insurgents act out in attacks against civilians, especially in large areas of the countryside. Unfortunately, this problem has lent itself to a higher rate of orphans without a home. These children are also at risk of being recruited to gangs, forced into child labor and human trafficking rings. They need the immediate safety of homes like Casa Shalom to protect them from the vulnerabilities they would otherwise face.
In 2001, a local pastor who feared for safety of homeless girls, founded a home for them near Cota, Colombia. Safe House is a home for girls only, because the Colombian government prohibits orphanages with both boys and girls. Since it opened, Safe House has seen more than 68 girls restored, healed, returned to families, and equipped with an education. The beautiful facility currently houses 11 girls who receive counseling, attend school, and learn about computers, sewing, the culinary arts, and farming. This team believes that by offering the girls a secure, nurturing environment and a variety of spiritual and developmental programs, they will gain confidence and become empowered to rise above their past circumstances. Your donation to Safe House is an investment in the lives and souls of innocent young girls who otherwise would fall into a perpetual cycle of abuse.
Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.
This year, we have a goal to help improve the quality of care for these amazing children, and we need your help. Your gift will help provide education, a safe home, health, and adult mentors who can share the Love of Christ. Our promise to you is that 100% will go directly to the home.