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WFP Country Directors Hold Regional Meeting in Colombia

Women results

Two women of the Bio-Psicosocial Foundation show their leather-made slippers to WFP Colombia Country Director, Praveen Agrawal (centre) and WFP Regional Director, Gemmo Lodesanni, during a visit to the Barrio San José de los Campanos in Cartagena. Through a food-for-training project, some 300 displaced women learn new skills to generate income.

Beneficiaries Biopsicosocial Foundation in Cartagena Colombia

A group of women listen to WFP Country Directors visiting their project. The Bio-Psicosocial Foundation is a Cartagena-based NGO supporting displaced populations through trainings and social projects. WFP and this NGO support women and their families to recover their livelihoods after being displaced with the aim of reaching self-sufficiency.

WFP Regional Director Visits Colombia

Cartagena de Indias, in the Atlantic coast of Colombia, host around 86,000 internally displaced populations. In Cartagena, WFP, the Government of Colombia and local institutions support approximately 1,500 people through different projects and programmes.

Cartagena hosted the WFP Regional Country Directors' Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean on 15-19 October 2012. On 20 October, participants of this meeting visited Barrio San José de los Campanos in Cartagena, a location where more than 300 women participate in a WFP-sponsored project.