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The Power of s Initiatives to Create a More Peaceful Future

On a sunny day in Medellín, some of our Humanity United team went for a walk in the botanical gardens with Milton, a community leader from Buriticá. Milton made the journey to share with us about how development projects had disrupted his community and threatened their traditional livelihoods. Most notable is the Hidroituango project, a hydroelectric dam on the Cauca River that will generate electricity to be sold in the country, and eventually throughout South America. The problem, we learned, was that Milton’s community made their livelihoods from the river as fishers and gold miners. With the dam months away from operation, the community needed to find a way forward.