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Bolivian Success Stories

Leonel’s Battle with Chronic Malnutrition

According to UNICEF numbers from 2019, nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition; undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and delays recovery.Leonel was almost a part of this statistic.Six months ago, […]

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COVID-19 Diaries: Delina, a Bolivian Farmer

My family is made up of my husband, Imar Gutierrez, 32, my daughter Abigail Melina, 14, and my son Juan Emanuel, 9. We live and work in the community of San Mateo, a place located in the Cercado province of the department of Tarija in Bolivia; here the land is […]

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Years Ago, Miguel received Cleft Palate Surgery from Esperança, Now We’re Coming to the Rescue Again

At 11 years-old, Miguel is the eldest son of the Argota family. Two years ago he began helping his father and mother with masonry tasks, thanks to the support of Esperança.Miguel was born with a cleft lip and palate, and in his home country of Bolivia individuals with this condition […]

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Food Security For A Family of Ten

In the rural jungles of Bolivia stands a two-room adobe house with no doors or windows, Here lives Adriana Franco Cáceres, her husband, their six children and two little grandchildren. Overall, they are a happy, loving family. But they also suffer their own challenges. Adriana is the only family member […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Honoring Our Heroes The observation of Hispanic Heritage Week began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, and was expanded to Hispanic Heritage Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Every year the nation celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean […]

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Building to Eat in Bolivia

Elva Argota became a mother at 14 years old. Now 25, she and her young husband have three beautiful children aged 11, 9 and 4. Elva takes care of her family in a little house in the community of San Lorenzo, assisting her husband in masonry jobs to support their […]

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Agriculture program makes a difference for Bolivian farmers during COVID-19

Picture this…looking out at a farmer’s field against the backdrop of the majestic Bolivian Andes.But this field sits in heavy contrast with the healthy green beauty of the mountains. A handful of plants are scattered across the dry soil.Jhobana’s hopes dried up as she looked out across her land, but […]

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