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  • Writer's pictureCharles G. Irion

Colombia 2014

In Colombia, thousands of families have been allowed to build homes along railroad tracks. After five years, if they maintain the house, they have squatters rights and can apply for a title to the land. The homes unfortunately aren't well maintained, and are poorly built. Only a few have electricity and water.

With the help of Project C.U.R.E., Jose Mejia and his wife Clarita, Ana Maria Pisciotti Alvear, my friend Stacey Berman Webb and her children, my assistant Jennifer, and her daughter's Hannah and Grace, we donated clothes from America to hundreds of children, both boys and girls. They were extremely excited to receive new clothes - everything from shorts, t-shirts, jeans, skirts and dresses. I also locally purchased toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and cookies for the kids and handed them out, until I ran out. You can see by their happy grins and faces they really enjoyed our visit. Enjoy the photos.

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