In the far south of Bogota is the neighborhood of Caracoli, made up mainly of people displaced from the conflict or from a lack of economic opportunities. In this community the Lutheran Church of Colombia is involved in various projects. One project, called Proyectándome a un Futuro (“Projecting myself into the future”, is a close English translation) which Katie has been involved in and written about before, is a project focused on empowerment of girls age 10-16.
|The girls divided up into small groups to discuss the different needs for different identities; the differences for young girls, versus women in their 30's versus senior citizens. Photo by Curtis.|
|The group of "young girls" (small children) discussing not only the needs to survive, but the needs that develop a life of abundance and dignity. Photo by Curtis.|