Mery Rodríguez is a 60 year-old participant in the workshops. She lives with her oldest daughter who has two children of her own. Mery worked all her life selling food and soft drinks at a street stand. Her diet consisted of noodles, rice, meat, and potatoes, all with a lot […]
Placida Segovia Martínez lives in Monte Sud, Bolivia. She is a happy mother of three, an entrepreneurial fighter and always seeks to move her family forward despite the problems that arise. Every day look different for Placida. As a single mother, providing for her family includes embroidering blouses, washing clothes, […]
It’s back to school time. All around the world children are piling into school buses, excited to show off their new clothes, to break open their brand new school supplies and find out what this new year will hold. But high in the mountains of southern Bolivia, there’s a different kind of excitement. For these children, back to school means more than seeing old friends and meeting new teachers.
I’d like you to meet Anselma Bustamante, a 60 year old mother of 10 children, living in the rural village of Entre Rios, Bolivia. For the past 12 years, Mrs. Bustamante has been forced to cope with a large goiter growing inside of her neck. It’s a disability that has