For decades Colombia has been a country that international organizations were hesitant to invest in, and there was little tourism due to conflicts between guerrillas, paramilitaries, cartels, and the government. The use of conventional and homemade bombs and anti-personnel (AP) mines was high and has contributed to many traumatic amputations. Explosives are indiscriminate in nature and many of the victims were children whose curiosity and tendency to wander put them in contact with these devices. There was little chance for modern prosthetic care in conflict zones. Even today it is difficult to receive modern care because of the cost of transportation and housing in order to be seen in a city hospital. In small, self-reliant farming communities, it is not uncommon to see homemade limbs of wood, tire tread, PVC, bamboo, or other common materials.