You are making a difference in Bolivia!
A glimpse of what your sponsored child’s life is like in Bolivia:
- Family is central to Bolivian society. Children share in household responsibilities.
- A child’s breakfast in Bolivia often includes “api” Api – a thick drink made from corn and seasoned with cinnamon sugar. Typical snacks include boiled eggs, boiled potatoes, or baked and salted beans called “habas,” which taste similar to peanuts.
- In urban areas of Bolivia, many families live in apartments. In rural areas, homes are built with local materials like adobe bricks, mud, rocks, or wood. Urban homes are more likely to have running water. While most rural homes have electricity, many do not have indoor plumbing.
SCHOOL AND EDUCATION
- Schooling is required for Bolivians from ages 5 to 18 and is almost entirely public.
- Students are responsible for buying their own uniforms and school supplies.
- Classrooms are generally furnished with only blackboards and desks, and technology is rarely used while teaching.