CIENAGA SCHOOL in Cienaga, Colombia
Oasis of Hope began supporting the work in Cienaga in the year 2000 where a basic school was operating in a small building. A larger piece of land became available on the street corner opposite the existing school. Even though the piece of land was under water and didn’t seem worth purchasing, Rev. David Taylor believed it had potential. Oasis of Hope and Latin American ChildCare purchased the piece of land together and now a wonderful school has been built, where it currently facilitates over 500 students. Cienaga is considered a poor town with a population of around 100,000. Unemployment is a huge problem, many families having to rely on fish caught at the nearby lake/lagoon to put food on the table. Cienaga School is funded in part by donations made in the USA and UK, along with funds raised by Latin American ChildCare.