Colectivo Solidario Pañuelo Amarillo

Fontibón created the red handkerchiefs, that illustrated after Holy Week, that the people who began to put red handkerchiefs on their windows, showed that they had nothing to eat. The Volunteers came with the idea to transform the red scarf to a ray of light and hope. This has provided solidarity in the community and resources to the vulnerable.

Stage of the project




Starting Up





The results of the project so far

*Fundraising: 11 million pesos (69%) of funds raised for the markets
*Institutional support that he has had mainly from the University and the police units (people trust the institutions he supports)
*Distribution of 100 markets every 15 days. Helps about 250 people

What are specific, distinctive, strong elements in this project?

Our way of proceeding, inspired by the Xaverian Volunteers and Ignatian principles. Pedagogical component. How important it has been for people to feel accompanied. Differentiated pedagogical activities for the elderly, children, etc. The program has left its mark on the volunteers. After 13 years of work, many volunteers have passed and have felt called to return and seek the support of the program to help in times of coronavirus.

Which specific lessons, do's and don'ts would you like to share? What would be suggestions for others when preparing or implementing the project in their own city?

Yellow Handkerchief addresses these vulnerabilities for only two weeks, it does not really contribute to the decrease of vulnerabilities. From the accompaniment, it contributes more.

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