In Colombia There are 17 Million children in Colombia of which 5.5 Million live in poverty, and education coverage does not surpass 23%.
During these critical years, the foundation is laid for a child’s physical and mental health, affecting everything from longevity to the lifelong capacity to learn, from the ability to adapt to change to the capacity for resilience against adverse circumstances.
Eddi Santiago Meléndez
My name is Eddi Santiago Melendez, I was born on April 27th of 2012. I live with my Father and Mother. I really love the food that I am given at El Caracoli, especially the black beans, meat, and yuca. I also really like guayaba, lemon and strawberry juice.
Luna Maria Jimenez
My name is Luna Maria Jimenez, I was born on the 28th of March 2012, I am three years old and live with my Mother. My favorite thing to do at El Caracoli is play with clay and make a ball roll down the hill. I love playing with my friends Mafe, Juan and Sammy. My favorite food is yogurt with cookies, and lulo and raspberry juice.
Jostin Sneider Rodriguez
I’am Jostin Sneider Rodriguez, I was born on October 18th 2013, I am 20 months old, and live with my mother and father. I am a very happy and extroverted child, I enjoy dancing, playing with balls, and riding my tricycle. I love all types of food that I am given at El Caracoli. I am very happy to spend my time with my friends and teachers at El Caracoli.
My name is Sofia Valencia, my birthday is the 17th of May and I am the youngest of the 20 children in my group at El Caracoli. I live with my Grandmother, Grandfather, and my Mother. I love playing with sand but I love playing with water even more. I love eating chicken “pipi”, cauliflower, and yogurt at El Caracol.
Together we have joined forces and created an alliance of both the public and private sector that will continue to grow and impact the lives of the most vulnerable children in Colombia.