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Our Women’s Program
The Luchadoras en Acción Program stands for “Women Warriors in Action”. We call it this because the women who participate are truly fighters for their well being and have overcome difficult circumstances of abuse, war, rape, and/or single parenting.
These women are being offered a way forward for their future and the future of their children by going through our program. In the program they learn a skill/trade which makes sense for their community area, such as hair cutting, bead making, rug weaving, etc.
They are taught the skill along with financial management. They are given a starter kit to go forward making a sustainable income to create a better future for themselves. The program also uses psychologists who work with each woman on the emotional issues they face, teaching them of their value and walking alongside them to heal from those emotional wounds.
Their stories will be put together at the end and as they finish the program, they will receive a starter kit with the ability to get their own business or way of income going.
Each woman is accepted on an application basis and it will include follow up post-program to ensure they continue to have the emotional support they will gain from the time in the program.
Our Other Programs
The CARDONA-Rabb Clinic
Located in Brisas del Mar, it’s a clinic which serves 3,000 persons in displaced communities every month at no cost to those persons who would otherwise not have health care. The clinic staffs one full time nurse and hosts medical brigades which also provide dental care and pre-natal care at scheduled times throughout the year.
Christmas in Colombia
We provide an annual fundraiser in which we collect donations to help provide 7 to 10 Colombian communities with Christmas gifts for the children. We additionally partner with the Colombian Methodist Church for distribution of these gifts.
Clean Water Initiative
We’re working to get clean water in 4 different communities so they can have a sustainable way of life. Water is the path to good health and many communities in Colombia are without clean water, which creates many health issues. We are working to get these clean water systems there with proper training and replacement parts to last the community in a sustainable way.
Now Linked with Amazon Smile!
Do you already shop on Amazon? If so, you can support Footprints with Hope at no extra cost! How does it work? This program uses your already existing Amazon account. Just click on the badge to the right and Footprints with Hope can be your selected charity!
Many of the products on Amazon.com are available inside the Amazon Smile program. Each time you go to shop, make sure to log in to your Amazon by going to smile.amazon.com. Finally, shop, select, and purchase as normal and 0.5% of all those purchases eligible under the program will be given directly to Footprints with Hope! Thank you for partnering with us in this simple way of supporting the displaced communities in Colombia.
Luchadora Program Launch
Our flagship program, Luchadoras en Acción, will launch March 1, 2022. This 7-month program will help 40 women launch into a healthy, sustainable way of life once complete.
Amelia UMC Team to Brisas del Mar
This group will be continuing projects started in March in the Cardona-Rabb Clinic and community outreach. If you have questions or would like to support, please contact us.
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Jul – Aug 2022
Ohio Craft Shows
Footprints with Hope will showcase hand-crafted Colombian products made by the women who benefit from our Luchadora Program at various craft shows in Ohio. Locations and dates are still being determined. However, if you would like to support us, please contact us.
Hope for the Holidays Gala
Come join us at our holiday gala! A full course meal will be served, live music, a silent auction and updates from Colombia on the current projects happening, along with goals for the 2023 year. Bring your significant other or best friend, dress up for the evening, and come bid on fun items you can use as gifts for Christmas! We look forward to sharing with you the hope we have discovered in this year through our projects as well as the hope we have to accomplish more in 2023. Buy tickets here!.
There are over 7 million displaced persons in Colombia. We exist to help them create a sustainable future.