Last year, the VMC SA team spent some time in Colombia at the Fundación Dones de Misericordia, which provides protection and education to children and a home to elderly people living in unsafe conditions.
We came hoping we would be able to do some good, but not really knowing what to expect. When we left, most of us, as well as the children, were in tears and everybody was hugging. The children don't really get a lot of visitors and not surprisingly, it turned out that the only thing they really wanted from us was love.
The foundation is a home for children and elderly people abandoned by their families. The old folks read to the children, providing the love they need and the children who read, read to the elderly, giving them the family they need.