Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas at La Casa del Colibris

New soccer balls make happy boys! (And a happy mother.)

La Casa del Colibries, on Carrera 3 between Calles 10 and 11 in La Candelaria, supports some of the
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many poor families who live in central Bogotá - in particular families who were displaced when the old Cartucho neighborhood was bulldozed to create the Tercer Milenio Park.

La Casa del Colibries, or 'House of the Hummingbird,' provides activities, education, meals and support for the children of these poor families, who live in neighborhoods including Belen, Los Martires, Santa Fe and La Candelaria.

The house survives on a shoestring and welcomes donations and volunteers.

Poor families wait outside the foundation's door for gifts.

Happiness is a new doll. 

Children with a laptop computer donated by Pam, a client of Bogotá Bike Tours, (which has also supported the foundation).
Celebrating the novena, a Colombian Christmas tradition.
Director Marcela on the right during the novena.

Families wait across the street for their chance at a gift. 

Children waiting outside for treats.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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