From thousands of miles away, a letter and a package filled with small gifts — from stickers to hair ribbons — mean the world to a sponsored child.
Why World Vision is in Bolivia
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Progress in Bolivia
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.
Child Protection and Care
Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.
- To help children feel safer in their communities, parents and teachers were trained to identify and prevent child abuse. Children also learned how to protect themselves and report cases of child abuse.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.
- Children in Bolivia are safer from illness after learning the importance of good hygiene and personal care, including dental hygiene.
- Parents are better equipped to help keep their kids healthy after learning about health and nutrition, including the importance of immunizations, proper breastfeeding, and how to introduce healthy foods as babies grow. Children also received deworming medication to help protect them from illness and improve their nutrition.
Education for Better Lives
Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.
- Children learned better communication, leadership, and relationship skills to help them be more equipped for future success.
Prayer Requests from Bolivia
World Vision's staff in Bolivia are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
Sustainability of our work to stop violence toward children in their homes, schools, and community.
No violent days from political instabilities.
News from Bolivia
Ruth grew up in a Bolivian village rife with abuse, alcoholism, and abandonment. She has a passion for seeking justice on behalf of children. Through World Vision sponsorship and a friendship with Rich Stearns, World Vision U.S. president, she found the strength and support to live out her dream of becoming a lawyer.
Please pray with us for World Vision’s work in South America — Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Brazil. While many of these countries are still recovering from years of internal violence and political instability, each faces unique challenges today.
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