Despite vast reserves of natural resources, Bolivia remains the poorest country in South America. Many are often marginalized with little access to public services, and most work in subsistence farming, mining, small trades or the arts.
Almost ½ the total population is comprised of children and adolescents.
Almost 70% of pastors serving in Bolivia have to supplement their income.
Approximately 1/3 of students studying at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Cochabamba are women.
When Archibald Reekie was first appointed to serve in Bolivia, and Canadian Baptists have served ever since.
OUR PROJECTS IN BOLIVIA
Fight Chagas Disease
Chagas disease is a silent killer among the poor, transmitted by an insect that thrives in adobe walls and thatched roofs that slowly destroys internal organs, especially the heart. Workshops aim at preventative measures,providing access to medical attention and testing, and reinforcing homes to protect families from contracting the disease.
Supporting street kids and kids with parents in prison
Reaching out to vulnerable kids and teens in poverty or struggling to stay in school, to help provide social, physical, spiritual, and emotional support.
Training women and leaders
Educational workshops, skills training, and livelihood opportunities help support families in poverty as well as students and pastors theologically, to supportcommunities through the local church.
CBM partners with the Bolivian Baptist Union to promote integral mission – empowering local churches to serve their communities in word and deed. Together we support building the church, training leaders, and community development projects that change individual lives as well as entire communities.
MeetCBM international field staff in Bolivia – Tim & Kallie Hutton, Patty Nacho, and Bill & Janice Dyck. Pray with us through Prayerline, produced weekly. Learn more about CBM’s work to fight global poverty. Give to make a lasting impact on the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people today.
Your donation helps all our active projects in Bolivia. Thank you!