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Will you support the Basic Income Project in Midwest Colombia?


The International Basic income Initiative (IBI) project in the midwest Colombian department of Valle del Cauca in South-America generates a sustainable basic income for five poor mothers and their children in or around the city of Cali. You can support them by donating at least € 25 (or the equivalent of this amount in any other currency).

In the following videos, the mothers who participate in this project are interviewed in their native language (Spanish). Below each video, the English translation its transcription is shown.

Marlyn is 25 years old. She is a single mother of four children. She has lived in this neighborhood for four years. Her husband has abandoned her. She washes clothes, cleans houses and works in restaurants on request to support her children. She went to school for 7 years. Her youngest daughter has an atopic dermatitis that, according to doctors, can not be cured.

Leidy Katherine is 34 years old. She has two children aged 4 and 9 years. She is a single mother. She has lived in this neighborhood for four years. She has a small store that helps her maintain her children. The children walk a few kilometers every day to go to school. She does not have her own house, so she has to pay rent.

Carolina is 28 years old. She is the mother of three children. She is unemployed and her husband is in prison because of a mistake by the law. She has lived in this neighborhood for 4 years and sells food on the streets to support her children. She only went to school for five years and that's why she wants her children to continue and complete their school education.

Nancy is 28 years old. She was born in Timbiquí (Cauca). She is single mother of 6 children. She has lived in this neighborhood for four years. She left Timbiquí because of the violence there. She has a thyroid mass that negatively affects her health. She works as a kitchen assistant and cleans apartments. She dreams of being able to offer her children a better life and to buy a house for them.

Berta is 46 years old. She has 9 children and 9 grandchildren. She lives in a room with four children and a grandchild. She comes from La Tola (Nariño) and got displaced by the violence there, after which she arrived in Cali. She collects scrap to be able to buy food for her children. She struggles to keep her children out of the streets and to remain good people.

This news item was released on Thursday, February 21, 2019. It is also available in Dutch.

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