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

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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Board Member sees Bolivian youth impact a community in a counter-cultural way

*Bright Hope board member Tammy Massey shares about a recent trip to Bolivia. Children should be seen and not heard. Right? In the context of most world cultures, students have…
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Cooking with Love

As children arrive at the Children’s Care Center, the smell of hearty vegetable soup fills the air. Twice a week 50–60 youth come together at one of our partner churches…
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Churches in Bolivia receive training to impact the poor!

In Bolivia, it is rare for pastors and volunteer leaders to receive training or practical Bible education for one of two reasons…
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Board Member Tammy Massey Praises Bright Hope’s Church-Centered Community Development Model

Bright Hope board member, Tammy Massey, shares about her recent visit to Bolivia, being inspired by a youth leadership project and what she’s learned while seeing the ministry in action.
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Finding Help and Hope in an After-School Program

Verma sells clothes at the local market and her husband works in a sewing workshop. They own a small plot of land and have lived in this part of Bolivia…
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Hope for Abandoned Mothers

In Bolivia, of every 100 mothers, 18 have been abandoned or must act as heads of their family. This figure is even higher in El Alto, one of the youngest cities in the country.
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