Thrilled With Colombian Charity Success 8/13/06
Colombian pop princess Shakira's proudest boast is the foundation she
set up 11 years ago to help her country's poorest kids.
The pop superstar's Pies Descalzos charity - named after her first
album - has raised $4 million since it started in 1995, and that money has
been used to build schools and feed and educate almost 4,000 Colombian
She says, "When I see healthy kids instead of hungry faces and
empty tummies, I realize I've made a difference and that I have to keep
doing more every day."