In January 2015, the young physician Dr. Theodor Rüber travels to Colombia to work as an intern in a hospital in Chocó for a few weeks. Theodor Rüber, deeply touched by the fate of the people there, reaches out to Bishop Julio García. The Bishop has been working in the Chocó for five years, leading a self-sacrificing fight for the future of the young people and against misery. Through various educational projects, Julio and his co-workers have tried to give particularly girls and women a perspective.
When Theodor Rüber returns to Germany, he is determined not to remain indifferent to the situation in the Chocó. He gathers a few friends around him, shares his experiences and lays out his plan. Everyone understands: The girls in Istmina need a perspective. They need a house where they can live.
At the beginning of 2016 construction works begin; the vision becomes the deed.
The plan of CASA HOGAR develops: In order to actually extend the Colegio to nine school years, school buildings have to be extended, operating costs paid and staff hired. The team of CASA HOGAR grows – and so does the revenue.