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Our mission in Colombia started in 1994. The mission is supported by a Federation comprising our own congregation and the Austrian and French Servants of the Sacred Heart. All three congregations have the same founder, Fr. Peter Victor Braun. The French sisters have the responsibility for the mission. There are two communities in Colombia, both are based in Bogota the capital city. At present there are 3 sisters from the French congregation and 1 from our congregation. In Colombia we are known as the Servants of the Sacred Heart.

As in many of our missions, our congregation is involved in working with people with learning disabilities. In Resurrection Barrio the mission has a skills training and education programme for children and young adults with learning disabilities. 

In addition, this Federation supported mission has instigated programmes for women:

  • education programmes which include tuition in information technology and accounts
  • income generating activities such as a bakery, sewing and knitting - profits are ploughed back into the projects.

There is also a health workers programme which involves a team of 25 volunteers visiting the sick in their homes, and providing food parcels to those in most need.

The Commodores (Community Dining Room Project), which now operates in 16 localities, feeding 3,515 people six days a week was initially instigated by Sr Marie Claire, (Servant of the Sacred Heart). This project has grown to such an extent that it now has its own overall association which is responsible for the day to day implementation of the project and is funded by the government.

Colombia

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