Until the ratification of its peace treaty in December 2016, Colombia had endured a 52 year
civil war, during which countless landmines were laid throughout rural areas of the country with devastating effects. In 2014, Colombia ranked the second most mine-affected country in the world to Afghanistan, and over 11,400 people have been victims of landmines since 1990, 1,124 of whom are children.
Over 3,600 people have suffered amputation due to the conflict, and 26% of ex-combatants have amputations. While many of those we aim to help have suffered their disabilities due to the armed conflict, we also create assistive devices for children and adult with birth defects.