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Blog: How social safety nets empower families and aid enterprise on the Colombia-Venezuela border

Deicy Cuero recalls the desperate times when she and her husband José Ochoa were left knocking on neighbours’ doors for help — they even resorted to approaching strangers in the street. “When the need for food is that great, so many things go through your mind — especially when your son asks you, ‘What time are we eating breakfast?',” she says. The couple and their family had migrated from Barinas state, in the southwest of Venezuela, to the border region of Arauca in Colombia.

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