9 Departments, Colombia
Families in the Homeland Program
PADF is collaborating with Colombia’s Department for Social Prosperity (DPS) to assist more than 11,400 displaced families who have been affected by the country’s decades old civil conflict, who are voluntarily returning to their homelands, or who have been relocated to rural areas. This program seeks to ensure that these families are well integrated into their communities and have the right skills to sustain themselves economically in the long-term.
This program, which is coordinated by DPS’ Unit for Comprehensive Care and Reparation to Victims (UARIV), works with displaced populations to do the following:
- Strengthen individuals so that they can have access to more sustainable livelihoods
- Help integrate displaced persons in the community where they are living or relocating to
- Provide reparations to individuals who qualify under Colombia’s Victims Law
- Assistance in applying to bank credits, housing subsidies, and others
- Provide financial and in-kind incentives to individuals who meet requirements in order to improve food security, reduce lack of housing, provide more financial flexibility, among others
Antioquia, Bolivar, Caldas, Chocó, Cundinamarca, Guaviare, Nariño, Risaralda, and Tolima.