Colombia: with some of the 3 million displaced

Saturday, December 04, 2010

  • beans.jpgSandra Vaquero explains how the balu tree grows. Balu (Erythina edulis) is also known as the giant beanstalk. Sandra is part of an agriculture project for displaced people with ACT member LWF.
  • bike.jpgLWF Agronomist Alberto on the way to a project that supports 55 women to produce their own food, including vegetables and poultry. The project is supported by ACT member LWF.
  • chayote1.jpgSandra Vaquero, explains how chayote grows in her garden as part of a project for displaced women in the Silvania district of Colombia.
  • chayote2.jpgA chayote fruit in an ACT-supported garden project for displaced women.
  • hen.jpgSandra Vaquero with some of her chickens. Poultry production is part of an LWF-supported project for 55 displaced women. Some women have more than trebled the chicks they received.
  • isabel.jpgIsabel Gutierrez with her daughter Milena surrounded by maize that is part of a productive project to help some 55 women IDPs in the Silvania district, to grow food.
  • poultry.jpgSilvania, Colombia, a displaced man walks through his yard with ducks and chickens. ACT-member LWF supports a project here for poultry production among the many IDPs living in the area.
  • sign.jpgOn the way to a home-based agriculture project for displaced women in the Silvania district of Colombia.
  • tomatoes.jpgCristina Forero picking some of the tomatoes grown as part of a garden agriculture project for displaced women supported by ACT member LWF.

ACT member LWF works with some of the more than three million people who have been forcibly displaced, helping them grow food to survive. Sean Hawkey shows the project at work in this series of images.