About three years ago, Blanca was telling me that in Colombia there are no emergency shelters for abused women (places like Interval House in Hamilton) and how she wanted to try and do something about that. Realizing that you ‘can’t put the cart before the horse,’ we knew that you must have people living in Colombia lobbying for those changes. That is where organizations like Soroptimist International can be truly instrumental in helping to bring about those changes.
Blanca and I decided that is how we could work towards making changes in Colombia and we devised a plan to go there to establish a Soroptimist Club. Our first meeting of the future Soroptimist International Club of Cali was attended by 13 enthusiastic prospects.