Bolivia is a country in central South America, with a varied terrain spanning Andes Mountains, the Atacama Desert and Amazon Basin Rainforest. One-third of the country is home to the Andes Mountains. Its capital, La Paz, sits on the Andes Altiplano Plateau with snow-capped Mt. Illimani in the background. Nearby is Lake Titicaca, the continent’s largest lake, which also straddles the border with Peru. Bolivia has enormous variety of organisms and ecosystems. Bolivia has gained global attention for its ‘Law of the Rights of Mother Earth’, which accords nature the same rights as humans.
- Capital: La Paz
- Population: 10.89 million
- Language: Spanish, Quechua and Aymara
- Bolivia is home to the most dangerous road in the world “The Road of Death.” Only around 11% of all roads are paved.
Our History in Bolivia
In 1978, Food for the Hungry (FH) began working in Bolivia providing humanitarian aid in the high plains between the Andes Mountains ridge assisting with effects of El Niño. Since then, FH has focused efforts on community development including livelihoods, health and education. Since Bolivia is vulnerable to natural disasters, much of FH’s work there has also been in emergency response and relief aid.
Stories From Bolivia
When it comes to literacy, Food for the Hungry (FH) understands the crucial role of a conducive learning environment for students. The COVID-19 pandemic showed a world in transition and posed challenges for teachers and students worldwide, disrupting not only academic learning, but also their social and emotional wellbeing. The
Silda is a young mother who lives in the community of Villa Margarita in Bolivia. She is married and has one child, Alex, who is 13. Until recently, her life was difficult and much of her day revolved around finding and hauling water needed for her family and tasks at