Entries by Monika

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Human rights violations in Colombia

Colombia is a country historically marked by violence and structural inequality, resulting in many difficulties in the social as well as the political sphere. The current situation is complex. Here, Carolina Medina, CASA HOGAR member in Colombia, gives her perspective.

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Small pendant, big contribution – a heart for CASA HOGAR

CASA HOGAR is happy about many supporters. A very special one is Sabine Hellmann. Together with her family business SIGNUM FAIR JEWELS, she is committed to the girls in the Chocó – and with a lot of passion. The Swiss jewellery manufacturer has come up with a special creation for this purpose: the Signum HeartCoins. […]

Coronavirus has reached Colombia

Corona has dominated our lives for weeks. Most of the shops are closed until further notice, megacities as if they were extinct. The pandemic has not stopped at Colombia either. Since 24 March, a nationwide quarantine has been in force there, during which the population is only allowed to leave their homes for necessary shopping […]

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The girls are back from their holidays

The time off from school at the “Casa Hogar Niña María” residence is over: Since the end of January, the girls are back from their holidays with their families. A look back Twice a year, it’s holiday time at the girls residence in Istmina! The residence closes and the girls head off to their indigenous […]

A look at Istmina

December is the perfect month to take a stock before everyone disappears into the holiday frenzy. We want to take this opportunity to update you on the construction progress these past six months in Istmina.