Bolivia

Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in Latin America and has one of the highest income inequalities in the world. Almost half of all Bolivian citizens live below the poverty line. 

Only a holistic, community-based approach can upend years of generational poverty. Bright Hope aligns our allies with local, in-country church partners to care for basic as well as spiritual needs in impoverished communities. Through a variety of programs that focus on medical care, care for vulnerable children, education, microenterprise, church resourcing and leadership development, communities in Bolivia are moving out of poverty and towards self-sustainability.

In Bolivia, Bright Hope and our Allies are currently supporting:

168

Churches

165

Pastors supported

58

Received job training

33

Jobs created

85

Microfinance recipients

665

School scholarships 

33,353

Received medical care

60,984

Meals served

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With a history of political unrest, Bolivia has experienced around 200 coups and countercoups, making it difficult to maintain economic and social stability. Poverty is extremely prevalent in urban areas in Bolivia where there is little access to education and economic opportunities.

45%

of the population lives below the poverty line.

80%

of employment is informal. Typical jobs include washing windows, shining shoes and selling items in the local market.

1 in 4

children will not complete high school.

Stories of Hope and Transformation

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📷 What Am I?

You saw the above picture in your email or in a social media post, and we asked if you knew what it was… What you were seeing was a piece…
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COVID-19 in Bolivia: New Graveyards and Overwhelmed Hospitals

Please keep Bolivia in your prayers. From firsthand accounts, the COVID-19 outbreak in Bolivia is worse than what is reflected by the official numbers. In some places, the entire neighborhood has…
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“We’ve Not Eaten All Day and Had Nothing for Lunch”

In El Alto, Bolivia, the children’s care center is closed for quarantine, leaving families desperate for food and information.  The Sinai Church in El Alto has been working with Bright Hope since 2019. They run a childcare center that before the quarantine,…
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Despite COVID-19 lockdown, Bolivian churches reach out

Amidst the COVID-19 lockdown, Bolivian churches reach out to their communities in amazing, beautiful ways. Baking and giving away fresh bread, food distributions and mask making are some of the…
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Bolivia Update: A Modified Easter, WhatsApp Touchpoints and Food Security

This week in Bolivia Bolivia is ending its 5th week of quarantine, and as of Tuesday, April 21, there are 598 confirmed cases in Bolivia, of which 34 have died…
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Coronavirus in Bolivia: Cause for Concern

We are deeply concerned about our church partners and programs in Bolivia. The Latin Post reports that COVID-19 could increase extreme poverty in Latin America by 22 million people! In…
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