The transformation of Morningside CARE

This is the inspirational story of a project that rose from the ashes …

Morningside CARE was on the verge of collapse when a determined group of people came along to revive it. Now it is stronger than ever, a member with a difference that helps other projects all over the world. Read more..

SDIA’s new Privacy Policy

Your inbox has probably been flooded recently with emails about the GDPR, so you don’t need us to tell you that GDPR stands for the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and that it comes into effect on 25 May 2018.  Read more..

Letter from Colombia – Friday 9th March

Photo: Adrian Chapleau

By Solen Lees*

“Tropico’s help in bringing the community together and making us aware of what we have here has been invaluable.”

Clara and I are interviewing Maria Esnea Garcia on a balcony to the backdrop of a lush and verdant valley in Riobravo, Calima Read more..

All loved up at Mis Corazones Alegres

How it would be if dream became reality …

We are in a house in the countryside – an old Spanish colonial house with an interior courtyard and shaded corridors. Elderly people are sitting outside their rooms in easy chairs and wheelchairs, quietly enjoying the calm of the sunny afternoon and the view onto the ornamental tropical garden, while auxiliary and nursing staff circulate, making sure everyone is content and comfortable. Read more..

Amanecer – all together!

How it would be if dream became reality …

The Amanecer International Center is a beautiful place surrounded by dramatic mountains and planted with vibrant-coloured flowers. There is a constant buzz of bird and insect life in the air – and now it is full of human life too. Read more..

An earthly paradise with Fundación Trópico

How it would be if dream became reality …

There is a verdant valley with a crystalline river running through it. The sound of the river masks the thrumming of machines in workshops scattered around the valley (16 in all) where people are making panela* to sell in local shops. Read more..

Letter from Colombia – Wednesday 21st March

By Solen Lees*

This is the last instalment from me about my trip to this amazing country and my visit to the wonderful projects that are members SDIA.

I spent the day I was due to fly back to the UK with the group of people who run SDIA’s newest member, an organisation called Programa Tejiendo Logros (PTL), at its office premises in the Teusaquillo area of Bogota. Read more..

Letter from Colombia – Tuesday 13th March

By Solen Lees*

Before I sign off, it’s worth mentioning a pit-stop I did at the Amanecer International Centre in the Quindío, between Cali and Medellín, on Tuesday 13th March.  Here I was witness to a lot of enthusiasm and good will to get things done! Read more..

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