Andean Aid meets the children of Venezuela and Colombia where they are: in remote villages and poverty-stricken neighborhoods surrounded by violence, guerrilla and paramilitary warfare, narcotics trafficking and cult activity, often without a proper roof over their head.
Through a network of Help and Hope Centers operating literally down the street and around the corner from the child’s own home, Andean Aid provides a nurturing environment for after-school study, nourishment, spiritual growth and physical and emotional well-being checks.
The Andean Aid credo is “Building the Child – Building the Church – Building the Community.” This is more than a slogan. It characterizes what we do and how the child, church and community interact. The child benefits from the services we provide. The church provides a desired and valuable outreach to the community, and we are finding that some churches are experiencing growth as the children bring parents to services. The community benefits when its children are off the streets, out of harm’s way, and thriving in school. It’s not just a theory, it’s a reality, and we see the results every day.