In southwest Colombia you will find the city of Cali, the capital of the province of Valle del Cauca. Cali has a population of about 2.5 million making it Colombia’s third largest city behind Bogotá and Medellín. The climate is warm, with an average temperature of 26.8 degrees Celsius (80 degrees F). The city’s elevation is 1,000 meters above sea level (3,280 feet), which means it's too high for malaria to take hold.
Cali is known as the “salsa capital of the world” and you can easily find a local salsa club throughout the city. Many of the salsa clubs host dance classes, some are free of charge, before they open their doors. Most Calenos know how to dance and salsa is a great way of getting to know people.
Salsa not your thing? Don’t worry, Cali has plenty of other things to offer. There are many natural parks, beautiful hiking trails, great restaurants, colorful neighborhoods with great buildings and architecture. Who wouldn't want to volunteer in Cali, with its rich salsa culture, tropical climate and beautiful architecture?
Like Medellin and Cartagena, many of Cali’s people need our assistance. Your support will go a long way in helping this beautiful and diverse community.