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Helping Colombia’s Displaced

Ramiro Rodriguez and his wife Maritza had to flee their farm in rural Colombia when guerrillas came to their house and said they had 24 hours to leave or be killed. Four decades of war have forced more than 3 million Colombians-as much as 5 percent of the country’s population-from their homes.  Along with 10 other families Ramiro and his family made their way to the capital, Bogota. With the help of Catholic Relief Services and Caritas they were able to start a new life by creating a bakery in their home.
Photo by Jim Stipe/CRS.

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