The small, landlocked nation of Bolivia comprises rugged Andes Mountains and vast, high-altitude plateaus to the west (including a portion of Lake Titicaca, the largest high-altitude lake in the world) and lush, lowland plains of Amazon jungle to the east.
Despite its wealth of natural beauty and resources, Bolivia bears the scars of centuries of conflict, beginning with the Spanish conquistadors and followed by almost 200 years of wars and internal military coups.
In Bolivia, children’s very lives and futures are at risk, as they struggle with poverty and a lack of educational resources.
Political and economic instability have brought about considerable poverty, resulting in widespread malnutrition, crime, and disease.
Challenges for Children in Bolivia
In Bolivia, children’s very lives and futures are at risk, as they struggle with poverty and a lack of educational resources. Right now, children in Bolivia need your help.
- 60% of Bolivia’s population lives in poverty
- In rural areas, child poverty has reached as high as 80%
- Children from low-income households often suffer from poor nutrition
and a lack of educational opportunities
- During the pandemic, many secondary school students dropped out of school and sought
employment to financially support their families, halting their education
Our Work in Bolivia
Thanks to caring people like you, Children Incorporated has helped thousands of children living in poverty in Bolivia since 1964.
We work with our volunteer coordinators in local communities to provide health and nutrition, education, hygiene items, clothes, shoes, and other essentials that help children and families rise above the poverty in which they live.
Our strategy is to focus on individual children through our sponsorship program, ensuring they are receiving exactly what they need on a regular basis.
Your support makes our work to help children in crisis in Bolivia possible.
How do I sponsor a child in Bolivia?
You can sponsor a child in Bolivia in one of three ways: call our office at 1-800-538-5381 and speak with one of our staff members; email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; or go online to our sponsorship portal, create an account, and search for a child in Bolivia that is available for sponsorship.