Marcio Oblitas is the Country Director of Bolivia at Food for the Hungry (FH) and serves out of FH’s office in La Paz, Bolivia. He has over 25 years of experience working in community development. He has led teams and organizations in Bolivia and Mexico for the last 20 years. He initially joined FH in 1997 as a facilitator for the Food for Work program, and eventually became the National Coordinator of Infrastructure projects until 2001. Marcio returned to FH in 2017 to assume his current role as Country Director of Bolivia. In this role, he leads FH staff and manages the country strategy in alignment with the FH Heartbeat through the application of the Child-Focused Community Transformation model. Additionally, he cultivates partnerships with government entities, other NGOs, and private companies. In the Bolivian context, he and his team are building better relationships with local organizations and networks to improve collaboration in reducing poverty. He is passionate about repositioning FH as an important player in sustainable development.
Marcio is a civil engineer with postgraduate studies in Senior Management of Financial Institutions and Social Management for Managers. He also has a diploma in Microfinances, among others.
He says, “The work in FH is very important in my life, because it is not something temporary.
Rather, it is something that transcends. Our job is to prepare children, their families, and their communities for eternal life.”