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Children saved from destitution in Bogotá


Yolanda Pulecio 2003
Yolanda Pulecio

Yolanda Pulecio 1958
in  1958

Albergue, fondée par Yolanda Pulecion : dessin d'enfant
L'Albergue (a drawing by one of Yolanda's children)

Perhaps you have heard of Yolanda Pulecio: 

Yolanda is the mother of Ingrid Betancourt, held hostage by Colombia rebels since 23 February 2002.

But before her daughter became internationally known for her fight against corruption in her country and later because of her kidnapping by rebel forces, "Mama Yolanda", as her "kids" call her, was already a highly respected person in Colombia. 

"Mama Yolanda" is the mother of 12,000 children whom she has rescued from poverty in Bogotá…

In 1958, when she had just been crowned Beauty Queen, Yolanda decided to use the monies won through the competition to rescue street children who had left home due to physical and psychological abuse: she founded l'Albergue Infantil (Hostels for Children) of Bogotá. 

45 years later, Yolanda and the staff of the Hostels have rescued more than 12,000 children from extreme poverty!

At the moment, the Albergue houses 120 children aged from 7 to 18 years divided among 5 houses called San Juan, San Rafael, Mandalay, San Jorge and the Junior House…

Now aged 65 and campaigning every day to have her daughter Ingrid, who is held hostage, freed, Yolanda continues her efforts to collect monies that will allow her to maintain these five Hostels for Children.

février 2005...

Vous pouvez l'aider en faisant un versement international :You can help her by sending an international bank draft:

To the account:

ASSOCIATION ALBERGUE INFANTIL MAMA YOLANDA  

BANCO DE BOGOTA (SUCURSAL 071- CARRERA 22 N° 5C-47)
CUENTA N° 071061444
ABBA  021OOOO89
SWIT- BBOGCOBB

A bank account has also been opened in France:

Compte :       ASSOCIATION ALBERGUE INFANTIL 
                     MAMA YOLANDA  

Banque :       Crédit du Nord Agence Paris Luxembourg
Compte No   30076 02033 17746500200   clé RIB 18
IBAN :           FR76 3007 6020 3317 7465 0020 018
BIC:              NORDFRPP

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