Bojayá is still waiting for reconstruction
Ten years after a heinous Farc attack killed 78 people in the town’s church, including 48 children, the residents of Bojayá, Chocó have yet to see the promise of reconstruction become a reality.
People were promised homes, water, education and healthcare but electricity is sporadic, the aqueduct hasn’t been built, the hospital is in desperate need of supplies and the school needs more teachers.
Students can be seen heading to the river in the morning to wash up because water at home is a luxury most do not enjoy. One student said boredom is also an issue because “there’s nothing to do,” no internet, no television, nothing. Another resident pointed out how difficult it is for families to have to pay for food when it used to be possible to simply grow the products on their lands and pass them around to neighbors.
Ten years later, families are still hoping the Government comes through and keeps its promises of a better life for the residents of Bojayá.