In 1978, Food for the Hungry (FH) began working in Bolivia through child sponsorship programs. As Bolivia is prone to natural disasters, FH often provides emergency relief aid. FH also worked with government officials to create an extensive irrigation system. Click on icons to read more on how FH works in Bolivia.

Regional map of Bolivia

Bolivia Facts

La Paz
Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara
Poor water and sanitation conditions
Average income in rural areas is $150 per year
Prone to flooding, mudslides, landslides and drought

Our Work in Bolivia


Last year, 15,965 people learned improved farming and irrigation techniques to grow crops. Adults and children learned how to raise trout and other animals for food.

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Last year, 304 pastors received training in leadership and discipleship last year. 383 children attended children’s ministry programs. 2,215 adults participated in church programs.

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Last year, 4,450 children received assistance to stay in school and develop their talents last year. 1,941 teenagers received assistance to pursue secondary education or vocational training to pursue their dreams.

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600,000 children received parasite treatment last year. Nutrition improved for 180,000 children through FH health programs.

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Income Generation

Last year, 15 people participated in savings groups. Construction projects helped 3,200 people.

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Last year, 4,977 people benefited from FH clean water programs. FH digs deep wells and creates irrigation systems to help Bolivians survive droughts.

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