Amigos Colombianos, life changing

Life Changing International Charity

I set the spotlights on

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Amigos Colombianos, is a Dutch charity organization where Frank van Rijn “the boss himself” is working in the field. This is a life changing help program for streetgirls living in Medellin, Colombia.

Frank van Rijn says:

In early 2000 I first arrived in Medellin. Ambulatory youth worker in the Netherlands, I decided to contact with the street children I saw on the streets everywhere. I was astonished at the circumstances in which children were trying to survive. Without exception, they have already had to deal in their youth with a combination of mistreatment, abuse, extreme poverty and drug use. What a difference with our carefree existence in the Netherlands!

Frank van Rijn
Frank van Rijn

I realized that with relatively little help, I could dramatically improve the quality of life and the future prospects of these children. I also found out that for street girls, in contrast of boy, there was totally no help. That is why I founded in 2002 Amigos Colombianos. Meanwhile, thanks to the support of thousands of people in the Netherlands, hundreds of street girls received the opportunity through our program to build an acceptable future. With psychological counseling, education, training and work.

Because this is a Dutch organisation, most videos are in the Dutch languages. Allthough the images do not need any language.

This is the video channel of Amigos Colombianos:

Our home for streetgirls in 33 seconds.

The official website of Amigos Colombianos, where the Life Changing stories are told, is to read in Dutch and Espanol.

The uniqueness of this organization is the simplicity of the aid.

Nothing is spend on overhead costs.

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100% volunteers – 0% fiddlesticks


If you want to send a gift to Frank and the street girls of Medellin, you can fill in the form on the website.

You can also donate directly to their bankaccount which is displayed on the form as well.

Amigos Colombianos, life changing

Coloring for kids, Life Changing for this girl

amigos colombianos 5When you want to change the world, be the change, Mahatma GandhiFrank van Rijn took this qoute with whole his heart and started a life changing adventure in the Colombian streets of Medellin.

Loes Knetsch

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8 thoughts on “Life Changing International Charity”

  1. Thank you for bringing light to this wonderful charity! Spreading the word is just as important as anything! You’re a very nice person :-). Keep up the great content!!

    1. Thank you Cam, thanks for dropping by, I do think it is very important to help an organization as Amigos Colombianos, greetings Loes

  2. Hi Loes,
    What a wonderful charity. I love to see charities that put 100% of the money into helping. Bless all the volunteers for their hard work. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hi Angela, I do find directors who earn over hundred-thousand dollar in a charity organization quite criminal, thanks for your reply, greetings Loes

    1. Hello Marion, I have a huge admiration for people who set their lifes in the “helping stand” to serve people in need, Loes

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