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:

211

Churches

165

Pastors supported

27,778

Lives impacted

175

Received training

36

Microfinance recipients

1,102

School scholarships 

2,089

Received medical care

41,224

Meals served

Learn more about Bolivia

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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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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