Entries by Monika


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.


Many thanks for your support!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]     Especially on behalf of the people of Chocó, we would like to thank everyone who has supported CASA HOGAR during this difficult year. Please stay connected to us so that in the new year the girls and young women can also have hope for a self-determined future! We sincerely wish you and […]


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. […]

“Apoyo psicosocial” · Psychological support

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Where in Istmina are drugs sold? Which streets should young girls avoid because paramilitaries or criminals are on the move? And what can the girls do if they are physically threatened or sexually exploited? These are fierce, terrible and sometimes devastating questions that preoccupied the 100 girls aged between six and 17 who took part […]

Mission UBUNTU · Phase 2

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On 23 May 2020 the UBUNTU mission entered its second phase. This time, in addition to Istmina, 13 parishes of the diocese of Istmina-Tadó – located on the river San Juan and the Pacific coast of Chocó – were supported by our team in the fight against the corona virus. The aim of the mission […]

A special musical interaction

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Martha Liliana Bonilla is harpist of the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra in Colombia. Stephanie Celis is 9.000 km away violinist at the Hessian State Theatre in Wiesbaden. In a very personal and beautiful way Martha and Stephanie direct their eyes and ears to the girls in the forgotten Chocó in Colombia. They show that it is […]

Covid-19: Mission UBUNTU landed in Chocó

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]UBUNTU’s emergency medical technicians bring medical expertise, professional training and human confidence to Colombia’s infrastructure-dependent region – the Chocó jungle region. On 22 April 2020, the time had finally come: despite a curfew, a small aircraft was allowed to take off with special permission and landed at Condoto Airport in Chocó, a region that is […]

Cabeza de Hogar – Corona emergency aid in Chocó

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The corona crisis in Colombia is already having a devastating effect on the population in the Chocó region, even before the virus has reached an uncontrolled outbreak. Therefore, CASA HOGAR has already started a first project in close and intensive cooperation of all CASA HOGAR teams in Chocó, Cali and Germany: CASA HOGAR supports families […]

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 […]


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 […]