On the Colombian Caribbean coast, many populations have been affected by the La Niña phenomenon.
The video shows the catastrophic state of San Miguel (Bolívar), where the waters remain stagnant, and the residents have to transport themselves in canoes.
We highlight the case of Valentina Martínez Gónzalez (76 years old), ill with a fever, and her feet are visibly affected by walking inside her flooded home. Also, they don't have enough food.
Along with her goes her daughter, Albeira, who manages to walk in the muddy waters while capturing the health problems faced by the elderly and children, the lack of food or medicines. She finishes documenting her reality with a cry for help: “we are sunk.”
A small donation goes a long way. The funds collected will be used for food, medicines and transportation for those needing immediate medical care.
The year is almost over which means the most wonderful time of the year is coming up. Like me, you must have sweet memories of Christmas and that's exactly what's been going on in my head for several weeks now.
So, during November and December we'll be making sure many teenagers experience the magic of Christmas. I can't do it on my own, but I can do it with you, together.
Here's how we'll do it together:
Shop our fabulous styles and for every $50 you spend on ClaudiaG, together we'll be giving each one of those kids a Christmas experience they'll never forget. I'll be there myself, handing out meaningful gifts -with your name on them- sharing the joy of the holidays with these kids and taking a lot of pics to bring back to you. How cool is that!
At Casa Barco School of Arts Foundation we understand that the immediate future of our society is children and adolescents. Taking care of them, providing opportunities and peaceful spaces for their personal development and skills is a work of integral prevention that will help them boost self-confidence and become “change makers” for their family and social nucleus.
We are a non-profit foundation committed to children and adolescents in Colombia since 2010. We provide artistic training to children and adolescents in need, in the four basic areas of art, theater, dance, and music and visual arts, in order to encourage all types of cultural and artistic expression.
We are located in Valledupar, which is the second city in the country with the highest unemployment rate, and among the five poorest in Colombia.
At Casa Barco we invest in mental, physical and emotional health, as well as in education in values and artistic training as an approach to heal childhood wounds from living in extreme poverty.
"THE SECRET TO LIVING IS GIVING"
Giving back is a core value at ClaudiaG. A portion of EVERY SINGLE PRODUCT sold is committed to organizations that provide children and women with access to health care, education, nutrition and hope for a bright future. Giving back isn’t just a byproduct of a successful business, it's our very reason for being.