San Pedro, Colombia
The Luke Society’s presence in Colombia is in a time of transition. Dr. Jaime Pineda began operating the Visión Vida San Lucas clinic in Corinto in 2006. He visited families in their homes, hosted educational workshops and conducted health training.
However, in 2015 the Pinedas decided to relocate to San Pedro, Colombia. They are presently looking for ways in which they can minister to their new region.
Dr. Jaime Pineda
Dr. Jaime Pineda is a sensitive leader who effortlessly identifies with the needs of his rural patients. His dedication to those he serves is almost tangible. Pineda has a deep desire to serve the Lord with his medical gifts and his ability to foster new and lasting relationships. The Partnership Ministry Team for Corinto is Jack and Ann-Marie Derrico.
Population: 46.7 million
Size: 1.1 million sq. km, or about twice the size of Texas.
Borders: Pacific Ocean to the west; Panama and Caribbean Sea to the north; Venezuela and Brazil to the east; Ecuador and Peru to the south.
Religious groups: Roman Catholic, 90%; other, 10%
Primary language: Spanish
Literacy (age 15+): 94.7%
Physician density: 1.47 doctors per 1,000 people.
Population below international poverty line: 32.7%
Life expectancy: 75.5 years
Infant mortality rate: 14.6 deaths per 1,000 live births.
Major exports: Petroleum, coal, emeralds, coffee, nickel, cut flowers, bananas, apparel.
Climate: Tropical along the coast and eastern plains; cooler in the highlands.
Terrain: Flat coastal lowlands; central highlands; high Andes Mountains; eastern lowland plains.