Bolivia

CARE’s work in Bolivia

Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. CARE started working here in 1976, building water systems so rural families could gain access to clean water.

Today, we run projects on sexual and reproductive health and rights, alternative and intercultural education, HIV and AIDS, disaster preparedness, emergency relief, environmental conservation and development, availability of and access to food and crops, alternative ways to earn a living, primary healthcare, family planning, community organisation, empowering women, preventing child labour and managing natural resources.

Children’s rights and people’s livelihoods

It is common for children in Bolivia to work from a very young age, and many miss out on valuable schooling as a result. We work with mining communities to help child labourers access quality education and support local people to find alternative ways to earn a living.

One of our key projects with indigenous communities runs along Bolivia’s borders. Here, high in the rainforest, we work with migrant workers to tackle poverty through long-term employment opportunities selling jewellery or local produce.

CARE's impact

We work in 79 developing countries, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 70 years.

Our aims

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.

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