The Colombian Foundation Mi Casa en Ipauratu was set up when Inten and Jeovanny moved from the village of Galapa to Paluato.

They were so moved by the poverty of the residents that they set up small relief operations to help them. Whilst these actions have certainly contributed to improving living conditions, the need for help was beyond anything they could offer when they began. This made us decide to establish the foundation Mi Casa en Ipauratu in Colombia (July 2009) and in the Netherlands (October 2009).

Mi Casa en Ipauratu owes its name to the former settlement Ipauratu (now Paluato). Ipauratu means ‘stone in the mountains’ in the language of the original inhabitants of this area.