The organization usually likes to recruit member from rural areas of Colombia because they are an untapped source of soldiers. They are enlisting large numbers of illiterate people under the age of 15 from these areas because they offer these children the promise of a better world, providing them with the tools necessary for their success.
FARC has also been known to recruit young females with techniques of seduction and force to commence in sexual acts. As soon as the girls are recruited for the groups they are used sexually and forced to have abortions if they become pregnant. Colombia’s vice-president has also stated that recruitment is being done at universities as FARC tries to broaden their membership diversity.