Asociacion hogares luz y vida

Bogota, Colombia

Sister Valeriana García-Martín was working in Bogotá, Columbia when she opened a home for four abandoned infants with disabilities. The home became the Asociación Hogares Luz y Vida, which now cares for more than 145 children with disabilities and provides day care or education services for more than 850 children.

Hogares Luz y Vida, which means Homes of Light and Life, has expanded to eight locations in Bogotá, including an elementary school and day care centers that serve children with and without disabilities. Sister Valeriana has adopted and raised two Luz y Vida residents.